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Electrical EquipmentPower Strips

Q: What would be the appropriate standard for a daisy chain? A: I’m not entirely sure of what you are asking…. But when you say “What would be the appropriate …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 30, 2019
Waiting AreaCMS

Q: I am looking at a hospital facility with an Ambulatory Surgery Center in an existing building that is a Business Occupancy and construction type – II (222). We are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 27, 2019
Exit SignsExitsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)Egress

Q: Are there any life safety requirements concerning courtyards? We have an outdoor courtyard, surrounded on all sides by our building, with one door entering and exiting the area. As …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2019

Q: I heard a rumor that the accreditation organizations (AO) are going to 18 month visits vs. the 3 years it has been. Is there truth to this? A: No… …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 23, 2019
Testing (Facilities Management)HVAC

Q: Do you know if the ambulatory health care facilities are required to do an annual Test and Balance of the HVAC system? A: No… I am not aware of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 20, 2019
Business OccupanciesTrash Receptacles

Q: I have a question about the limits on the size of trash containers in healthcare facilities, including ambulatory healthcare facilities. Consider larger collection bins, that are housed in one-hour …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2019

Q: Do transaction windows in a smoke resistive non-rated corridor wall in a healthcare occupancy need be self-closing? A: It depends on what space the window is open to. Section …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 16, 2019
On Call Sleeping Rooms

Q: Are non-patient sleeping rooms (i.e. physician sleep rooms) that are located in a hospital occupancy considered part of that hospital occupancy classification? A: Well…. There is no occupancy classification …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 9, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: I have a Medical Office Building with multiple exam rooms, and it is constructed with 5-foot wide corridors. This building followed design reviews including Life Safety expertise from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2019
Construction Barrier

Q: We have a medical office building attached to the hospital using a 2-hour fire-rated separation. Two questions: 1) Our 8th floor is under renovations for a new auditorium and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2019

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