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Q&AInfection Control

Q: I know it is inappropriate to place a flushing hopper sink in a trauma room between the hand washing sink and clean storage cabinets but I can't find the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 29, 2016
Fire ExtinguishersArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals.... This is a picture of a fire extinguisher that was located in a laboratory. The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 27, 2016
ArticleCorridorsDoors

Q: I have read that corridor doors to patient rooms are not required to have closers. If they do have closers, I was told they can have the type that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 25, 2016
Q&AStandpipe Flow Tests

Q: Is it mandatory that we perform a “Standpipe Hydrostatic and Flow Test” every 5 years? We do not have a dry system. Our system is full of water and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 22, 2016
Q&AGenerators

Q: Recently I attended a meeting with our State Fire Marshall Department. One item which became a HOT topic of discussion was the monthly Specific gravity testing of the battery …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 21, 2016
ArticleStairwells

I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the strange things I have observed as a consultant for healthcare organizations. This is a picture of a cage that a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 20, 2016
ArticleFire Barrier

Q: We have an old shower room that our administration wants to use for a maintenance workshop. In this room they will be storing paint and supplies. The walls and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 18, 2016
Fire AlarmLife Safety CodeInspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection SysteArticle

Q: A question came up recently on the NFPA 72 semi-annual visual inspections required for fire alarm system devices. Would the printed records from an intelligent fire alarm system suffice …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2016
ArticleStorage Room

Q: Is it not the case that in new hospital construction, clean storage rooms between 51 and 100 square feet need only have a self-closing door meeting 18.3.6.3.4? Only clean …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 11, 2016
ArticleDoorsStorage Room

Q: We have an Urgent Care facility that is classified as business occupancy. Do I need to lock the door to a storage room? A: The Life Safety Code does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 8, 2016
Life Safety CodeArticle

Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot Camp on the comprehensive examination …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 2, 2016
Fire AlarmLife Safety CodeInspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection SysteArticle

Q: A question came up recently on the NFPA 72 semi-annual visual inspections required for fire alarm system devices. Would the printed records from an intelligent fire alarm system suffice …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2016

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