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      Clean Supply Room Q&A Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: In an OB (obstetrics) supply room, can beverages such as apple juice, water or an ice machine be stored in the room with central supply items?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 31, 2017
      Q&A ETL (Intertek ETL) UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

      Q: While I realize that the UL label is accepted by most all AHJs, what about the ETL label from Intertek? Recently I had a fan purchased by a member of…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 28, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors

      Q:  Does the authority having jurisdiction have the final say whether or not an individual has the ‘knowledge and understanding’ required to perform fire…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 27, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors

      Q: If a fire door is in a wall that is not a fire-rated wall, will the wall need to be brought to be a fire-rated wall?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 26, 2017
      Article Life 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 25, 2017
      Humidity Temperature Q&A

      Q: During our mock inspection this week at our hospital, they are asking for temp and humidity checks in the surgery hallways. We do monitor the surgery…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 24, 2017
      Article CMS

      I recently posted on documentation retention, and how long you should keep test/inspection records. A reader contacted me and said they attended a recent…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 22, 2017
      Business Occupancies Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: For business occupancies, does the requirement that alcohol based hand sanitizers cannot be installed above a carpeted floor apply? The business…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 21, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors Testing (Life Safety Code)

      Q: In regards to fire door inspections, what are the qualifications of the person to perform the inspection?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 20, 2017
      Q&A Documentation (Life Safety Code) Testing (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Our organization is accredited by Joint Commission. I know for inspection purposes we need to have the current year plus that past three years of…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 19, 2017
      Article Life 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 18, 2017
      Business Occupancies Testing (Generators) Q&A Generators

      Q: Does a diesel generator that is located in a business occupancy require the same testing frequencies as the one at our hospital requires?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 17, 2017
      Q&A ILSM

      Q: During our last survey the life safety code specialist discovered that 2 of our stairwells were deficient as far as the fire-rating. The contractor did…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 14, 2017
      Q&A Fire Alarm

      Q: What code states that quarterly communication between our fire panel and our local fire department must be completed?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 13, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors Doors

      Q: What is the maximum you can have between the bottom of door and the thresholds for a fire-rated door assembly? I have some stairwell doors with 1 inch…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 12, 2017
      Article Life 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 11, 2017
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I am looking for clarification on the storage of alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) solution. I know the standard indicates that no more than 10 gallons of…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 10, 2017
      Safety Q&A Electrical

      Q: I work in a psychiatric hospital. One of the therapies used here involves our clients doing their own personal laundry, so we have multiple laundry…

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

      Q: Do the accreditation organizations require a fire extinguisher inside the MRI room, or can it be located in the MRI control room?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 6, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors Doors

      Q: It has been our practice to not allow door hold open wedges on any door within the hospital. As far as code requirements go is it rated doors only, or…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 5, 2017
      Article

      In your career, you will meet lots of interesting people. If you're fortunate in life, some of those people will be a blessing to you. That is the case…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 4, 2017
      Q&A Cardboard

      Q: Is there a specific code reference in regards to storage of boxes on the floor? I am trying to locate any specific code language for preventing the use…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 3, 2017
      Emergency Department Accreditation Article CMS

      If you've been reading my blog postings over the past few months ( see http://keyeslife.wpengine.com/?s=emergency+department), you've read were I have…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 1, 2017