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Q&AFire DoorsDoorsSigns (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. A: Yes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 30, 2015
Storage (Life Safety Code)Q&AStairwells

Q: Is there any specific regulation that addresses storing items under stairwells and if so does it differentiate between public stairs and stairs which are utilized to access areas not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 23, 2015
Life Safety CodeArticleStairwellsSigns (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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2015
Q&AOxygen Cylinders

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 wood, and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 16, 2015
Cooking AppliancesKitchensArticleFacility Services

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 residential style stove was required to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 12, 2015
Q&AGenerators

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 have block …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 9, 2015
Construction BarrierArticleConstruction Types

I received an email from a reader who described a problem with their temporary construction barriers. He told me the following: During construction and renovation projects our hospital uses drywall …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 5, 2015
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are stairway evacuation chairs required in all high rises, or business occupancies in general? A: According to the Life Safety Code, there is no requirement to provide stairway evacuation …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2015

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