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Q: Our life safety drawings identify the corridors in our hospital as being smoke partitions. My question is do wall penetrations above the dropped ceiling need to be sealed with …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 29, 2017
Q&AOxygen Cylinders

Q: What are the requirements for a small storage room becoming a transfer station for filling oxygen cylinders? What code would there be? What type of ventilation do we need …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 28, 2017

Q: Regarding the 2012 Life Safety Code referencing the 2009 edition of NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition Operations which does not allow "tarps" for construction barriers, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 27, 2017

Q: Our facility is a four story facility, and is a combination of different structures built in different years. All of the different structures are protected with sprinklers except for …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 26, 2017
Mechanical RoomsStorage (Life Safety Code)Q&AAmbulatory Care Occupancy

Q: I'm trying to find out particular rules regarding storage and what is allowed to be done in a penthouse. We have a new-construction Ambulatory Care occupancy. The question is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 22, 2017
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Could you clarify the placement of alcohol based hand dispensers in corridors and waiting rooms. I was just looking for clarification. A: For healthcare occupancies (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 21, 2017
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: Regarding a recent question on access-control locks, you said the egress side of the door is required to have motion sensors and a wall-mounted “Push to Exit” button. Does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 20, 2017

Q: I heard in a webinar that under the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, I can you have two releasing devices on doors. Is this true? A: Yes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 18, 2017

Q: A hospital has 2 different suites with double egress entry doors and the Joint Commission surveyor noted that these doors are supposed to have latching hardware because they are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 15, 2017
Q&ASoiled Linen

Q: We have a long-term care facility and want to know if we can place soiled linen containers in dining rooms and activity rooms? A: From a Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 14, 2017

Q: Do entrance doors to x-ray rooms and CT scanner rooms have to be controlled by door closers? A: According to the Life Safety Code, they only need closers if …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 13, 2017
Q&AFire DoorsDecorationsDoors

Q: Staff members at our behavioral healthcare facility enjoy decorating their corridor office doors (business occupancy, 20-minute fire-rated doors, multiple floors) with wrapping paper, bows, etc. affixed with scotch tape …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 12, 2017
Q&ATesting (Generators)Generators

Q: In a business occupancy and an ambulatory occupancy do we need to test our generator on load each month or can we do a load bank test once per …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 11, 2017

Q: There is an existing clinic which is classified as business occupancy that leases space within a rehabilitation and nursing center. Does this need to be separated by a 2 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 8, 2017
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesFire Drills

Q: For clinics that are listed as business occupancies is there a requirement to activate the fire alarm system (chimes and strobes) and send a signal to a third party …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 7, 2017
Life Safety CodeArticle

Q: I have a facility that the ground floor is classified as Industrial occupancy. But we have an area that has an eight-foot corridor, with a offset six-foot opening. The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 6, 2017
Storage (Life Safety Code)Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Our hospital bulk stores alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) sanitizer containers of 1000 ML (33.8 fl. oz.) per container & 750 ML (25 fl. oz.) per container in its housekeeping …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2017
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: In follow up to your articles on locks on doors, we are a mental health facility and have mag-locks operated by swipe cards / fobs. The same doors also …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 1, 2017

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