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Fire DoorsArticleDoors

During the building tour a surveyor observed a label on a frame for a fire rated door assembly that read "Fire Resistant Frame - This frame is identical in construction …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 29, 2015
Q&APortable Space Heaters

Q: As the cold weather starts to creep up on us I'm continuously asked by staff if they can have a personnel heater in their office space (not patient care …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 26, 2015
Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

I was recently an interested bystander in a group discussion concerning the proper testing and inspection of a battery powered emergency light fixture located in an operating room. A question …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 22, 2015
Q&ACurtains

Q: Are there any requirements regarding outer hospital windows to have curtains or blinds? Some seem to think that they are required in case of severe weather as curtains are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 19, 2015
ArticlePower StripsCMS

I received a question from a reader that I was unable to immediately answer. The question dealt with the use of power strips in a business occupancy: Did the categorical …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2015
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyBusiness OccupanciesClinics

Q: We have multiple outpatient centers and clinics, and I would like to know how the Life Safety Code classifies them. Are they all treated as business? A: The Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 12, 2015
Shower Curtains (Life Safety Code)ArticleSprinklers

For bathrooms and shower rooms that are protected with automatic sprinklers, do the shower curtains require the same open mesh at the top as privacy curtains used in patients rooms? This …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 8, 2015
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: We have a separate building on our campus that includes our behavioral health unit, along with related offices and meeting rooms for the support staff. The behavioral health unit …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 5, 2015
SafetyLife Safety CodeArticle

A reader recently asked me if lit candles are prohibited in a healthcare occupancy? I've researched this before but apparently I never posted anything about this subject. No, the Life Safety …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2015

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