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ElectricalArticle

Q: Can you give me a code reference for the need for electrical panels to be locked? We were cited by a surveyor for not locking our electrical panels. A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 29, 2016
Fire ExtinguishersArticle

Q: I read in one of your posts that the annual maintenance service of fire extinguishers does not require to be conducted by a “certified” individual. I was under the impression …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 26, 2016
Door LocksExitsArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals.... This series of pictures is just plain sad... and wrong. The top picture shows a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2016
ArticleCorridorsDoors

Q: Are all types of corridor doors exempt from having to meet the requirements of NFPA 80? A: The answer is no. If the corridor door is a fire-rated door, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2016
Business OccupanciesArticleCorridors

Q: What is the required width for an exit access corridor in an office building? A: That depends on the occupancy classification of the building. If the building is classified …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 19, 2016
ExitsArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals.... I don't remember where in the hospital I took this picture but it is apparent …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2016
ArticleCorridorsDoors

Q: These corridor doors (i.e. patient rooms); if they are in a 1-hour fire barrier then is it okay for them to only be rated20-minute and not ¾ hour? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 15, 2016
Q&AFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: Our pneumatic tube vendor is telling our Engineering folks that they have to install dampers inside the system everywhere that a pneumatic tube run penetrates a fire wall or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2016
Door LocksArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals.... This is a picture of a door to an exit stairwell. Note that there is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 10, 2016
ArticleCorridorsDoors

Q: Do you think adding tons of signage, and coat hooks would be acceptable on a patient room door? A: Well…. That depends. Coat hooks on a non-fire rated door? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 8, 2016
Q&AEyewash Stations

Q: Is it better to have an eye wash station that doesn't comply with ANSI standards or to remove eyewash stations from ambulatory clinics setting which may contradict Joint Commission …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2016
ArticleSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals.... This picture shows an architectural design that was mounted from the ceiling to give the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2016
ArticleCorridorsDoors

Q: If the corridor doors are only required to resist fire for 20 minutes and someone plasters signage all over them or loads them up with coat racks adding to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2016

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