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I was conducting a mock survey at a hospital and during the building tour I came to their maintenance shop. They had a spray paint booth and in the booth was a sprinkler …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 30, 2014
Q&ABusiness Occupancies

Q: We have an attached building that houses an ambulatory surgical center and the building is classified as a business occupancy. We want to convert it from business occupancy to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 27, 2014
Door LocksArticleDoors

Hospitals want to keep their nurseries, mother/baby units, and pediatric units secure, so they lock the doors. This causes a problem with the Life Safety Code because you can't lock the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 23, 2014
Q&AFire Extinguishers

Q: Our administration wants us to discontinue applying bar-code labels on each extinguisher in our facility, and begin applying the labels on the cabinets and walls where the extinguishers are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 20, 2014
Fire AlarmLife Safety CodeArticle

Out of sight is out of mind. It is the master illusionist's greatest asset. He gets you looking at something that is distracting your attention away from the object at …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 16, 2014
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyOccupancies

Q: We have an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) located in a one story nonsprinklered building, and is separated from a physician’s office. The exit access from the ASC leads into …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 13, 2014
Electrical EquipmentElectricalArticle

Every surveyor has his/her own specialty that they like to look for during a survey. I know of one surveyor that writes up every hospital he surveys if the fire alarm …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2014
Portable FansQ&A

Q: Are portable fans permitted in patient care areas? At times, a patient may become too warm and the normal HVAC system does not provide adequate cooling. A: The use …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 6, 2014
Life Safety CodeArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

NFPA 25 (1998 edition), section 4-3.1 has a requirement listed to test the Private Fire Service Mains once every 5 years. The standard says the test must be performed on exposed fire …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 2, 2014
ArticlePower StripsCMS

CMS issued a new S&C memo 14-46 in late September that made allowances for healthcare organizations to utilize power strips in patient care areas. CMS has determined that the 2000 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 1, 2014

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