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Storage (Medical Gas)ArticleOxygen Cylinders

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This room contained more than 300 cubic feet of compressed medical gases (but less than …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 31, 2019
Storage (Medical Gas)Gas Cylinders

Q: My Facilities Director just attended a state association of healthcare facilities managers. He stated that the presenter said that for oxygen cylinder storage and segregation, if a cylinder is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 30, 2019
Fire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: How long is a grace period for the annual fire pump test to be past due? A: Well, technically, there is no grace period. Either you are compliant or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 28, 2019
Ambulatory Care OccupancyFire Extinguishers

Q: We have a 1400 square foot ambulatory surgical center (ASC). In the plans there are only 5 Fire Extinguishers throughout the facility. I looked at 2012 Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 25, 2019
ArticleZone Valves

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... If you look closely enough, you will notice a set of medical gas shutoff valves …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 24, 2019
Storage (Medical Gas)Gas Cylinders

Q: Is there a code from NFPA or Joint Commission in regards to "cloth" curtains hanging in around/in front of oxygen cylinders. And if so would it make a difference …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 23, 2019
ArticleFire-Proofing

Q: Since our last survey we were introduced to an epoxy based intumescent fire proofing product to repair damaged areas of vermiculite fireproofing on our structural steel that had bare …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 22, 2019
Ambulatory Care OccupancyBusiness OccupanciesHealthcare Occupancy

Q: If an inpatient in a hospital (healthcare occupancy) is taken into a building that is not a healthcare occupancy for say CT or MRI, does this building have to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 21, 2019
Fire AlarmFire Alarm Notification Devices

Q: Our EP manager was discussing removing the code words like Code pink for a missing infant to missing child and the conversation about code red for fire came up …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 18, 2019
Exit AccessArticleEquipment (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This is an equipment room. It appears to be a water room of some sort …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 17, 2019
Automatic Transfer SwitchesTesting (Generators)Inspection & Maintenance (Generators)Batteries (Generators)

Q: I am new in my position and I would like to know what the weekly generator inspection consists of? I also would like to know what the monthly generator …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 16, 2019
Boot CampLife Safety CodeArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER! Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from a Life Safety surveyor on what to prepare for during surveys! …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2019
Fire Drills

Q: Is it required to activate the fire alarm system in our hospital whenever a fire drill is conducted for AM or PM Shift? A: Yes. According to section 19714 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 14, 2019
Smoke Detectors

Q: Can I provide a smoke detector in an existing hospital patient restroom? The smoke detector was recommended by the hospital safety committee to avoid smoking in these rooms. Our …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 11, 2019
Exit EnclosureArticleFire Barrier

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This is not corridor, but rather an exit enclosure to a stairwell. There was a construction …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 10, 2019
Door LocksDoors

Q: Is there a Life Safety Code requirement for door lever hardware to have a return, so as to not "hook" passing clothing, straps, purses during emergency evacuations? I swear …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 9, 2019
Boot CampLife Safety CodeArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from a Life Safety surveyor on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot Camp on the comprehensive …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 8, 2019
Control Valves

Q: Are we allowed to remove the 1½-inch fire hose valves in our hospital? The local fire department would not even have a means of using them? A: Section 46122 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 7, 2019
DrawingsCorridorsDoors

Q: Are closet doors located inside a corridor considered corridor doors and do they have to meet life and safety codes referring to corridor doors? A: It depends…. What does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 4, 2019
ArticleFire Barrier

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Apparently, sidewall sprinkler heads can also be used to hang pictures.... NOT. [That was sarcasm] …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 3, 2019
Accreditation/CertificationConstruction Types

Q: I have an interesting one for you. We have an architect propose a construction type of Type V (111) for a 3-story building with the first-floor being Healthcare occupancy …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 2, 2019
Boot CampLife Safety CodeArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from a Life Safety surveyor on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot Camp on the comprehensive …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2019

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