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CardboardArticleStorage Room

Q: We have a battle going on at our hospital regarding whether cardboard boxes can remain in a Pharmacy clean storage room. Some staff is saying the boxes must go …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 30, 2018
ArticleNurse Call Systems

Q: Could you please tell me or point me to the requirements for nurse call systems in a hospital? I am particularly interested in the application requirements for nurse call …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 27, 2018
ArticleSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This may be a little difficult to see, but we have a picture of a domestic water …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 26, 2018
Door LocksArticleFacility Services

Q: Is it a common practice to keep pharmacy access controlled doors so they will not unlock on a fire alarm activation? Texas Pharmacy board requirements to secure medications is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 25, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

Registration for the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp in Atlanta on April 24 & 25, 2018 has closed... Did you want to attend this educational event but missed your chance …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 24, 2018
ConstructionArticleILSM

Q: Can an existing 8-foot wide corridor be reduced in width to 4 feet by temporary construction barriers? A: Yes, but you will need to conduct an assessment for Alternative …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 23, 2018
ArticleEyewash StationsAccreditation

Q: Your articles on eye-wash station refers to the need to conduct a risk assessment. Where can I find such a document? A: There is no set form to use …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 20, 2018
ArticleSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things I have seen while consulting at hospitals... I used to work in the construction trades. I like to think that workers in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 19, 2018
ArticleEgress

Q: We have a chapel/activity room that is used for bingo and worship services. Can you please tell me what the minimum illumination of the walking surface in foot-candles is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 18, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

Registration for the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp in Atlanta on April 24 & 25, 2018 has closed... Did you want to attend this educational event but missed your chance …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 17, 2018
Life Safety CodeArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: I am a consultant and I have a client who has a new high rise hospital that is not fully sprinklered. The plans for this hospital were approved and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 16, 2018
AppliancesArticle

Q: Generally, is it permitted to use a refrigerator in offices in healthcare facilities when considering fire safety? I ask because more and more offices are starting to request refrigerators …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 13, 2018
ArticleCorridors

Continuing in a series of strange things I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This looks like an adjunct corridor, one that is not used by patients. It doesn't have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 12, 2018
ArticleAccreditation

Q: I have read, or thought I read, that the environmental tours were no longer required with the adoption of the life safety code. Is this correct? A: No… The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 11, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

Registration for the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp in Atlanta on April 24 & 25, 2018 has closed... Did you want to attend this educational event but missed your chance …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 10, 2018
Survey FindingsArticleFacility Services

Q: When I came into this new position the medical equipment program was run by a third party managing our own Bio-med technicians. We changed the 3rd party contractor and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 9, 2018
ArticleSprinklers

Q: Does the Life Safety code require a sprinkler under a 4' canopy? I find this hard to believe so I would like to know if you have a reference …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 6, 2018
Fire AlarmArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Did you know that you cannot make home-made devices and connect them to the fire alarm …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 5, 2018
ArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: My question has to do with the pressure gauges for our fire sprinkler system. We just had some out of date pressure gauges replaced by a new sprinkler contractor …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 4, 2018
ArticleCMS

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the committee on Energy and Commerce is asking for what could be reams of information from the agency about patient harm and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 3, 2018
Fire ExtinguishersArticleCorridors

Q: With the adoption of the new 2012 Life Safety Code by CMS, we had a discussion about projections from the corridor wall. Since the LSC only allows projections to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 2, 2018

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