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      Q&A Fire Doors Doors Signs (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Are hand-made temporary directional signs permitted to be taped to fire doors? We had a surveyor tell us that nothing can be taped to a fire door.

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 30, 2015
      Q&A Stairwells Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Is there any specific regulation that addresses storing items under stairwells and if so does it differentiate between public stairs and stairs which…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 23, 2015
      Stairwells Article Life Safety Code Signs (Life Safety Code)

      If you were a bit surprised by the wording of the sign to the left... You're not alone. I had to do a double-take when I first saw it, as it certainly got…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 19, 2015
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A

      Q: A local fire inspector approved our outdoor storage shed for full oxygen cylinders. Now a surveyor says it is not compliant because the shed is made of…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 16, 2015
      Article Kitchens Facility Services Cooking Appliances

      A reader recently inquired about a residential style stove/oven used in their new hospital for occupational therapy patients. He wanted to know if this…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 12, 2015
      Q&A Generators

      Q: A consultant told me that emergency generator rooms are required to be maintained at least 40 degrees F. Do I need to maintain that temperature if I…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 9, 2015
      Article Construction Barrier Construction Types

      I received an email from a reader who described a problem with their temporary construction barriers. He told me the following:

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 5, 2015
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A

      Q: Are stairway evacuation chairs required in all high rises, or business occupancies in general?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 2, 2015