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DoorsPositive Latching

Q: My department is assisting with a fire/smoke barrier door assessment. I have noticed that some of the ¾-hour corridor doors have had the lower bottom rods removed from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 28, 2019
Fire AlarmInspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection SysteSmoke DetectorsTesting (Fire Detection Systems)Technician (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: I have a question regarding testing and repair of fire alarm system in a hospital setting. Is a maintenance person who is employed by the hospital as an electrician but …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 26, 2019
Fire Extinguishers

Q: We recently were cited for not having the placard placed on the wall above the K Fire Extinguisher, however, the "warning" on the front of the extinguisher is in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 24, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Do you know of any other information on alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers not allowed in the egress corridors of business occupancies? I need more information than what you have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 21, 2019
Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Suppression SysDocumentation (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: We are a life safety service company that provides consultation services for multiple hospitals. We had a hospital go through a survey recently, and the surveyor wrote them up …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 19, 2019
Medical EquipmentAccreditationCMS

Q: Is there a code for blanket warmers, towel warmers and such equipment that is used in a medical setting? Since they have a heating element would it be the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 17, 2019
AlcoholStorage (Facilities Management)

Q: A question for you about alcohol storage. If we have over 5 gallons of alcohol, 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in a 1-hour rated room, is that acceptable? A: It …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 14, 2019
Fire Extinguishers

Q: I can find a lot of information about portable fire extinguishers but nowhere can I find what size is required for use in a hospital. Can you point me …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 12, 2019
Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities ManagemenEyewash Stations

Q: Is there a requirement to test eyewash stations annually? We do a weekly test for various items but are we required to conduct an annual test as well? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2019
Fire Watch

Q: We have a complete gut renovation project that consist of two buildings (Admin. Bldg. & Lab Bldg.). The buildings are connected in all three levels and will be unoccupied …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 7, 2019
VentilationHVAC

Q: This question concerns isolation room negative pressure parameters. Our ICU isolation rooms have two sensors for air pressure; one located inside the room and the other located outside the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 5, 2019
Fire Extinguishers

Q: In regards to portable fire extinguishers, I have a fully sprinkled building but my room that my hot water heaters are in are on the outside of the building …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 3, 2019

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