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GeneratorsArticle

Q: I'm getting conflicting answers as to when generator batteries need to be replaced. Some say in a hospital they need to be replaced every 5 years unless the hospital …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 28, 2018
ArticleConstruction Types

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... In a Type I or Type II construction type structure (which most hospitals are) you …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 27, 2018
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

Q: In the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, section 19.3.2.6 (9) states dispensers of alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) solution are permitted to be installed directly over carpeted …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 26, 2018
ArticleFire Drills

Q: We are a hospital and if there was a fire, say at the northeast part of the building does everyone throughout the whole building have to evacuate the building …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 24, 2018
Fire ExtinguishersArticle

Q: What is the standard on fire extinguishers in work vehicles? We have them in our transit vans to our home health nurses. Do we need them inspected and retagged …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 21, 2018
ArticleStairwells

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... I believe those electrical panels installed in this stairwell were for new access-control lock badge …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 20, 2018
Fire AlarmArticleTesting (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: We recently acquired a hospital that has been performing segments of their own fire system testing. What are the specific requirements or qualifications for an individual conducting testing or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 19, 2018
Construction BarrierArticleConstruction Types

Q: Years ago, our state health department approved an addition to a hospital that I supervise. The addition is wood framed, not sprinkler protected, and does not have the required …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 17, 2018
ArticleFire Drills

Q: Do you know anything about fire drills on weekends? What is the requirement? A: Section 19.7.1.6 of the 2012 LSC says fire drills must be conducted quarterly on each …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 14, 2018
Behavioral HealthArticleCorridors

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Where do you see public pay-phones in a hospital, anymore....? In the behavioral health unit, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 13, 2018
Fire DoorsArticle

Q: Do fire door inspection records need to be maintained for 3 years? A: I would say at least 3-years, and longer as needed. NFPA 80-2010 section 5.2.1 says fire …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 12, 2018
Life Safety CodeArticle

Q: I have a contractor coming in to put up a wall in our nursing home dining room. He is wanting to use fire treated wood. Would this be acceptable …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 10, 2018
Life Safety CodeArticle

Q: What are the requirements (if any) on co-mingling staff in a break room from an ASC located within mixed use facility? I have construction coming up that will kick …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 7, 2018
ArticleInterior Finish

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This northern hospital was going for a woodsy theme in their Pediatric department. I wasn't …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2018
Door LocksArticle

Q: I have a question regarding access-control locks. I’m told that a PUSH TO EXIT button is required. My question: Is a PULL TO EXIT lever equivalent? A: No… I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 5, 2018
Hazardous AreasArticle

Q: Our original hospital was constructed in 1968, then we had an addition in 1992 and our newest addition completed in 2013. Do the hazardous rooms in our buildings that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 3, 2018

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