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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 | May 31, 2016
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyFire Barrier

Q: We have built a new Wellness Center with physician offices, diagnostic areas, cafe, etc. and included in the facility is an Ambulatory Endoscopy Center. A question has been raised …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 30, 2016
Chutes (Life Safety Code)Article

Q: My question relates to fire ratings of linen chute doors. Do linen chute doors in an existing structure have to be rated if the room that houses the linen …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 27, 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 | May 24, 2016
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyFire AlarmTesting (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: What section of NFPA 72 (the National Fire Alarm Code) requires ambulatory surgery centers to perform testing of their fire alarm system on a quarterly basis? Do devices that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 23, 2016
VentilationArticleBronchoscopyAccreditation

Q: Are Bronchoscopy procedures to be performed in negative pressure rooms under all circumstances, or can they be performed in OR suites? Does the negative pressure rule only apply to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 20, 2016
Life Safety CodeArticle

Q: Just read your latest post on testing of PIVs and backflows in accordance with NFPA25. You referenced the 1998 edition. But aren’t we supposed to be following the newly …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 18, 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 | May 17, 2016
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: I’ve read from your column that dead-bolt locks are not permitted on doors in hospitals, but I’ve seen in other facilities where dead-bolt locks are installed on bathroom doors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 16, 2016
ArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: Many AHJ's are requiring RPZ backflow devices on sprinkler systems. Is there a testing requirement for these devices? Also, is there a periodic test required for a PIV? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 13, 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 | May 10, 2016
Q&AHazardous Areas

Q: There appears to be many different ways a hazardous room is maintained: If it is sprinklered, does it have to be 1-hour rated? If it is existing construction, does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 9, 2016
ArticleSmoke Detectors

Q: Do IT closets require a smoke detector no matter the size? A: If the IT closet is in the healthcare occupancy (hospital), and under normal circumstances, there is no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 6, 2016
Life Safety CodeArticle

By now most of you have heard that CMS finally adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code, effective July 4, 2016, which is 60 days from the date CMS posted their …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2016
ArticleSmoke CompartmentDoors

Dear Readers... In a recent post I made a comment that architects are making errors and causing facility managers headaches by calling for 20 minute fire-rated doors in smoke barriers …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 4, 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 | May 3, 2016
Q&ASprinklers

Q: Why does the escutcheon plate on a sprinkler need to be required when the ceiling is not rated and the corridor walls extend to the deck? If a basement …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 2, 2016

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