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Life Safety CodeArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 | Feb 28, 2017
Q&AHardwareDoors

Q: We have “clinic” type areas within suites. Some of these doors that lead to the main corridor for egress, have regular “turn handle” type handles. Not panic hardware. What …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 27, 2017
ArticleOxygen CylindersStorage Room

Hello readers... I did it again. I made a mistake in my answer to yesterday's posting, which asked the question if signs are required on doors to storage rooms where there is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2017
Q&AHumiditySterile Storage

Q: What supplies qualify as having to be stored in a “sterile storage” room? The 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities requires these rooms …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2017
Q&ABusiness Occupancies

Q: Our life safety drawings list the basement level at the Hospital as healthcare. There are no patient services in the basement and only support services. I would like to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 23, 2017
Q&AStorage (Medical Gas)Oxygen CylindersSigns (Medical Gas)

Q: If there are oxygen tanks stored on a unit that does not exceed the 12 tank threshold, does the door to the storage area where the tanks are stored …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2017
Q&AOccupancies

Q: A Hospital System that I do work for is in the process of constructing a Medical Office Building off-campus (over 250 yards from the Hospital). The building will house …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 21, 2017
Q&AVentilationEndoscopy

Q: What are the ventilation requirements for the scope room in endoscopy? This is the room where the clean instrumentation is kept. A: It all depends if you’re talking about …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2017
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)Stairwells

Q: I understand it would be best to not place something affixed to the walls of the exit stairwell that protrudes in to the path of egress, which in turn, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2017
Q&AFire Extinguishers

Q: I work in a 420 bed Hospital and during a recent survey we got cited for our yearly inspection dates on our fire extinguishers, which I understand. But on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 16, 2017
Q&ASeparationOccupancies

Q: I have a 3 story hospital and I would like to have a mixed occupancy classifications for different floors. The basement floor is for support - no patients are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 15, 2017
Life Safety CodeArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 | Feb 14, 2017
Q&AEyewash Stations

Q: Where are eyewash stations required in a hospital/ambulatory care facility? A: They are required in areas where corrosive or caustic materials (i.e. chemicals) are used, stored or handled and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 13, 2017
Q&AEmergency Department

Q: Should Emergency Departments be classified as healthcare, ambulatory healthcare, or business occupancies? A: According to the 2012 Life Safety Code, a typical Emergency Department (ED) may be classified as healthcare …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 10, 2017
Q&ATesting (Life Safety Code)Documentation (Life Safety Code)

Q: For off-site satellite facilities, where the building is not owned by the hospital but where the space inside the building is licensed by the hospital, are monthly fire extinguisher …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 9, 2017
Q&ACorridorsDoors

Q: Is there a code that says anything about adding a vent through a door that is in the corridor of our hospital? A: Well… you might be able to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 8, 2017
CardboardArticle

I have been receiving quite a few questions regarding cardboard shipping boxes and whether or not they can be used for general storage in storage rooms throughout the hospital. We're …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 7, 2017
Q&AFire Extinguishers

Q: During a recent survey, we were cited for not having monthly inspections on our extinguishers during the month of the annual inspection. We have never run into this before …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 6, 2017
Q&AFire Alarm

Q: Is there a specific distance that fire alarm audible/visible notification appliances are required to be mounted from other similar devices? We have multiple strobe devices in some rooms, but …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2017
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesFire Alarm

Q: We are converting a facility that was used as a physician’s office into our women’s clinic and OB/GYN facility. There were previously 4 exam rooms and we are making …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 2, 2017
Q&AStairwells

Q: Can a chair lift device be installed in an exit stairwell? What are the regulations? A: The Life Safety Code and the local building codes set minimum widths of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2017

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