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      Article Life Safety Boot Camp Life Safety Code

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 28, 2017
      Q&A Doors Hardware

      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. …

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 27, 2017
      Humidity Q&A Sterile 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 24, 2017
      Storage Room Oxygen Cylinders Article

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      Bob Armbrister | Feb 24, 2017
      Business Occupancies Q&A

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 23, 2017
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A Storage (Medical Gas) Signs (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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 22, 2017
      Occupancies Q&A

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 21, 2017
      Q&A Ventilation Endoscopy

      Q: What are the ventilation requirements for the scope room in endoscopy? This is the room where the clean instrumentation is kept.

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 20, 2017
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A 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,…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 17, 2017
      Fire Extinguishers Q&A

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 16, 2017
      Occupancies Q&A Separation

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 15, 2017
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp Life Safety Code

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 14, 2017
      Q&A Eyewash Stations

      Q: Where are eyewash stations required in a hospital/ambulatory care facility?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 13, 2017
      Emergency Department Q&A

      Q: Should Emergency Departments be classified as healthcare, ambulatory healthcare, or business occupancies?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 10, 2017
      Q&A Documentation (Life Safety Code) Testing (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,…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 9, 2017
      Corridors Q&A Doors

      Q: Is there a code that says anything about adding a vent through a door that is in the corridor of our hospital?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 8, 2017
      Article Cardboard

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 7, 2017
      Fire Extinguishers Q&A

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 6, 2017
      Q&A Fire 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 3, 2017
      Business Occupancies Q&A Fire 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 2, 2017
      Q&A Stairwells

      Q: Can a chair lift device be installed in an exit stairwell? What are the regulations?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 1, 2017