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Randy Snelling, the Chief Physical Environment Officer, for DNV-GL Healthcare Inc. spoke at the recent ASHE annual conference in Chicago, and I thought his views on corridor clutter were worth …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2014
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyOxygen Cylinders

Q: Since the Life Safety Code addresses ambulatory surgery centers in chapters 20-21, which does not reference oxygen storage requirements, do they have to abide by NFPA 99 concerning storage …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 25, 2014
ArticleDocumentation (Life Safety Code)

I never know who is reading (or not reading) my blog, but recently I received the following comment from a state department of public health individual who inspects hospitals. He …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2014
Q&AKitchensFire Extinguishers

Q: Do we have to have a special placard on our fire extinguishers in our kitchen, alerting people to activate the cooking hood fire suppression system first, before using the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 18, 2014

I have seen many facility managers (and surveyors for that matter) incorrectly refer to a door as a 'corridor door'. It appears that they believe as long as the door …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 14, 2014

Q: Are there any NFPA regulations which require doors serving as exits from suites must swing in the direction of egress? I have identified smoke barrier double doors in corridors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 11, 2014
ArticleCeilings (Fire Suppression Systems)

Most healthcare organizations have acoustical tile and grid suspended ceilings in a large part of their facilities. They are relatively inexpensive, and allow access to the many mechanical systems that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 7, 2014
ArticleTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

I would like to do some research for an article that I want to write about and I am addressing this appeal to those of you who have an active role in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 5, 2014
Q&ADoorsOperating Room

Q: Concerning latching hardware for a surgical suite, I could not locate any exceptions in the Life Safety Code to the positive latching requirements concerning operating room doors. From an …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 4, 2014

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