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      Article Generators

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 28, 2018
      Article Construction Types

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 27, 2018
      Business Occupancies Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers Article

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 26, 2018
      Article Fire 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 24, 2018
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 21, 2018
      Stairwells Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 20, 2018
      Article Fire Alarm Testing (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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 19, 2018
      Article Construction Barrier Construction 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 17, 2018
      Article Fire Drills

      Q: Do you know anything about fire drills on weekends? What is the requirement?

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 14, 2018
      Corridors Article Behavioral Health

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 13, 2018
      Article Fire Doors

      Q: Do fire door inspection records need to be maintained for 3 years?

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 12, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code

      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 to the…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 10, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 7, 2018
      Article Interior Finish

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 6, 2018
      Article Door Locks

      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?

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 5, 2018
      Article Hazardous Areas

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 3, 2018