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Fire AlarmDoor LocksArticle

I received a telephone call recently from a lawyer that asked me if I would be willing to serve as an expert witness in a pending litigation suit. The situation …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 26, 2015
Q&AHVACSmoke Compartment

Q: I have never been able to understand what a fully ducted heating system is and when a damper is not required. Can you explain this matter to me? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 23, 2015
Electrical EquipmentElectricalArticle

There are quite of few issues concerning electrical panels that need to be addressed during a survey. Hospitals frequently take electrical panels for granted and overlook some of the more …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 19, 2015
Q&AFire DoorsDoors

Q: What is the permitted force to open a fire door? What kind of means can be used to test this onsite? A: The answer to your question is found …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 16, 2015
ArticleTrash Receptacles

An off-site clinic far from the main hospital will be part of the accreditation survey. Currently they have open trash cans (wastebaskets) throughout the building. The staff at the offsite …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2015
Q&AMedical Records

Q: Do medical records in an off-site, business occupancy building have to be fire protected? This was not cited during our survey, but I heard from another hospital that this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 9, 2015
Fire ExtinguishersArticleDocumentation (Fire Suppression Systems)

A surveyor recently cited an organization stating the hospital did not have a document indicating all of the portable fire extinguishers were inspected on a monthly basis. The surveyor asked for …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2015
Q&AFire Alarm

Q: I am having trouble with locating in the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code where single station battery powered smoke alarms are being addressed for maintenance. I know …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 2, 2015

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