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Ceilings (Life Safety Code)Ceilings (Fire Suppression Systems)Ceilings (Facilities Management)

Q: I am looking for the 1/8-inch gap reference for ceiling tiles. If the ceiling has broken tiles, or misaligned tiles, or gaps greater than 1/8-inch caused by anything (such …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 30, 2019
Fire Drills

Q: Can accidental fire alarm activations, such as burnt popcorn, be counted toward a quarterly fire drill requirement if documentation of staff response is received in regard to said accidental …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 28, 2019
Behavioral HealthDoor LocksFire Drills

Q: I work at a hospital that has just partnered with a Behavioral Health organization. We have renovated a floor and will be opening up soon. My question is this: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 25, 2019
Cooking AppliancesRisk Assessment

Q: I was having a discussion regarding toaster ovens use in healthcare and the frequency of fires was a factor for not favoring them. We have a few on campus …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 23, 2019
Flammable LiquidsSafetyFire Rated CabinetsSafety Management

Q: Our nursing home just completed a state survey and while we were not cited we were "warned" that all aerosols are to be put into fireproof cabinet. The metal …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 21, 2019
Egress

Q: Is there a standard on lighting of offices and exam room in the ambulatory or clinics? A: The Life Safety Code is primarily concerned about egressing the facility under …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 16, 2019
Inspection & Maintenance (Electrical)Emergency Lights (Electrical)

Q: In the standards manual from our accreditation organization it states that every 12 months the critical access hospital either performs a functional test of battery powered lights on the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 14, 2019
ILSMFire Drills

Q: I’ve been conducting two fire drills per month while we are under construction. I am new to the safety role and my understanding of the code is that I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 11, 2019
UL (Underwriters Laboratories)Electrical ReceptacleETL (Intertek ETL)

Q: My question involves childproof outlets in healthcare. Where are they required and where in the code does it discuss not using snap-in covers? A: According to NFPA 70-2011, Article …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2019
Electrical RoomsElectrical Equipment

Q: Is it required to keep electrical panels locked even if they are behind doors that are restricted by card-access readers? Does it depend on which AHJ is inspecting it? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 7, 2019
Electrical RoomsAccreditation

Q: Please clarify if electrical closets and /or electrical rooms can be accessible to anyone. The NFPA70 National Electrical Code seems to require warning signs limiting access to authorized personnel …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 4, 2019
Electrical EquipmentOxygen CylindersNursing Home

Q: I am curious if you know of any regulations that deal specifically with LTC residents with oxygen supply and beauty salons. We have a salon in house, and the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 2, 2019

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