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Automatic Transfer SwitchesQ&AFire Pump

Q: A state surveyor cited us for not doing a monthly fire pump automatic transfer switch (ATS) test. We are doing a weekly churn test and an annual fire pump …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 27, 2016
ArticleWaste Containers

Q: In the fine print of the new 2012 Life Safety Code, under sections 18/19.7.5.7.2 for containers used solely for recycling clean waste or for patient medical records awaiting destruction, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 24, 2016
Q&AFire Caulk

Q: In the past our hospital has used different brands of fire caulk on the same fire wall assembly. The fire caulk is two different brands and different colors and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 20, 2016
ArticleSprinklers

Q: Does an electrical closet under 144 square inches need a sprinkler head? A: The answer depends on your facility occupancy type and the requirements associated with that. If your …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 17, 2016
SuitesQ&A

Q: Are surgery rooms considered to be patient sleeping rooms or non-sleeping rooms? In reference to allowable suite sizes, what is the maximum area of the suite? A: Surgery rooms …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 13, 2016
ArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: Please explain why The Joint Commission standard EP 1 identifies control valve signal devices and valve tamper switches as different pieces of equipment? The only difference I can see …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2016
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyFire Barrier

Q: Our ambulatory healthcare occupancy was constructed without a fire barrier separating the other business in the building. Now I have been asked to find out if we have to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 6, 2016
Flammable LiquidsArticle

Q: It is my understanding that you are only allowed to have 10 gallons of flammable chemicals in a smoke compartment without having a fire cabinet. Does this amount change …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 3, 2016
Fire DoorsArticle

When the new 2012 Life Safety Code becomes effective July 5, 2016, CMS will expect all healthcare organizations to be compliant with the requirements of the new 2012 Life Safety …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2016

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