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Q: How are we supposed to deal with patient owned equipment that is brought into the hospital, such as laptop computers, hairdryers, and electric razors? Are we required to maintain …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 29, 2014

Recently, the issue of whether or not the FGI guidelines were enforceable in certain situations came up for discussion. To be sure, the FGI guidelines are guidelines: They are not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2014

Q: How does CMS and the accreditation organizations look at preventive maintenance of household electrical items, such as lamps and coffee makers used by staff in the hospital? Do I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 22, 2014
DecorationsArticleBulletin Boards

The 2000 Life Safety Code, section 18/ is pretty clear when it states combustible decorations are not permitted in healthcare occupancies unless they are flame-retardant. Flame-retardant decorations can be purchased, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2014
Mechanical RoomsStorage (Life Safety Code)Q&A

Q: I was always under the impression that no storage was allowed in mechanical rooms within hospitals. Now I work at a hospital that allows ladders and supplies to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 15, 2014
ExitsEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

I was talking to a hospital facility manager recently and he was miffed that a surveyor cited him for not having emergency power lighting on the exit discharge outside the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2014
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: We have been asked to install a lock on a door in the path of egress through an office. For security reasons they would like to lock the doors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 8, 2014
Exit SignsArticleSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Why is it that hospital facility managers are often surprised when surveyors ask to see the documentation that their exit signs were inspected on a monthly basis? Probably because no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2014
Q&AElectrical RoomsStorage (Electrical)

Q: Can cardboard boxes be stored in an electrical room that is over 50 square feet, fully sprinklered, and has only dry transformers under 112 1/2 kVA? A: Yes, only …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 1, 2014

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