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Q&AExit Signs

Q: We have just remodeled a suite and are planning on moving the chemo infusion department into it. There are 5 bays but total occupancy would never be more than …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2017
Q&AFire Alarm

Q: We are in the process of putting manual pull station covers on most if not all of our stations. Some of the stations are dual action. Will putting a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 27, 2017
Q&AFire Rated CabinetsOxygen Cylinders

Q: In regards to oxygen cylinder storage, if the quantity of gas in storage is between 300 and 3000 cubic feet in a smoke compartment and the full cylinders are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 26, 2017

Q: We have some sprinkler piping that runs the length of the hall with multiple wires wrapped around the pipe. There is no way of removing the wiring from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 24, 2017
ArticleEyewash Stations

When and where are eyewash stations required in a healthcare facility? That is one of the more frequent issues that healthcare professionals struggle with. There is a tendency to place …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 21, 2017

Q: I have an existing 3 story building in an urban environment with an exterior stair which discharges into an enclosed rear yard. The access to a public way is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 20, 2017
Q&AFire WatchConstructionSprinklers

Q: We have a construction project in our cafeteria. We have an ILSM and additional measures in place. However, it was determined last week that we need to remove the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 19, 2017
Q&AFire Extinguishers

Q: We are doing a fire extinguisher annual maintenance on a Hospital and find that there is a high volume of ABC dry powder units through the site and very …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 17, 2017

Q: Are recovery rooms and observation units considered sleeping suites or non-sleeping suites? What is the definition of what constitutes a sleeping suite? A: Recovery rooms, surgical suites and pre-op …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 14, 2017
Cooking AppliancesQ&A

Q: What is the standard in hospitals regarding use of toasters or popcorn machines up in nursing units where patient care areas are located? Is there an issue or concern …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 13, 2017

Q: We have an underground tunnel that feeds and branches out three ways into three different hospitals. We are defining the tunnel as a business occupancy. There is a 2-hour …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 12, 2017

There has been much confusion and differing of opinions regarding the process to submit waiver and equivalency requests, and once they have been approved, how long they are valid. The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 10, 2017
Q&ADoorsPositive Latching

Q: Is positive latching required for any fire rated door in any occupancy classification? If so, are there any exceptions? What about double egress corridor doors; are they required to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2017
Q&AFire Alarm

Q: Is Class 'A' wiring required in new construction for new fire alarm systems? A: Per NFPA 72-2010, chapter, unless a class of wiring is determined by a local …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 6, 2017

Q: Does a corridor door that serves an office have to swing into the office? The office is on a patient floor and the door does not serve as any …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 5, 2017
Q&ADoor LocksPatient Rooms

Q: Are locks permitted on patient room doors? Where can I locate the NFPA requirements for adding new hardware to patient room doors? A: Section of the 2012 Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 3, 2017

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