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Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: We have chosen to install some extra battery egress lights in our hospital that are not required. One of these areas is our stairways. 100% of the lighting in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 27, 2019
Door LocksStairwellsDoors

Q: I'm a Facilities Director overseeing an existing 8-story (basement included) acute care hospital fully sprinklered. We wish to mechanically lock (no auto unlock feature) floors 2-7 (Floor one being …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 25, 2019
SuitesEmergency DepartmentCMS

Q: If an Emergency Department is greater than 7500 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet and is deemed to have "sleeping accommodations", do the requirements of direct visual …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 22, 2019
SecuritySafetySafety Management

Q: How do I decrease workplace violence incidents in the hospital where I work? A: In my experience working within a healthcare setting, the best way to decrease workplace violence incidents …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 21, 2019
CorridorsPatient RoomsDoorsCMS

Q: A deficiency was found by CMS on a recent survey that stated 'staff failed to provide a safe and hazard free environment by not having all doors protecting corridor …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 20, 2019
CorridorsDoors

Q: Someone just asked me a question and I haven’t thought about this one before. This AHJ is enforcing the IBC but I’m looking for an NFPA viewpoint and of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 18, 2019
Fire AlarmFire WatchILSM

Q: If we put the fire alarm system in test by-pass but we are still monitoring the alarms so we can troubleshoot or test the system so we avoid nuisance …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 15, 2019
Fire AlarmFire WatchConstructionSmoke Detectors

Q: We are seeking to eliminate accidental activation of existing smoke heads in healthcare spaces that are taken over for renovation/construction work while maintaining fire protection coverage in the space …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 13, 2019
Business OccupanciesAccreditationILSM

Q: Is there a code requirement for implementing an Interim Life Safety Measure (ILSM) for occupancies other than healthcare (i.e. business occupancies) if a life safety code deficiency has been …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 11, 2019
Equipment (Generators)Documentation (Generators)

Q: I have a question regarding emergency generators and Level 1 classification. I'm at a sister hospital and they went through a State Surveyor and he asked for proof that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 8, 2019
Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In the 2012 LSC concerning alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in a hospital setting, is there a limit to the number of dispensers that can be in a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 6, 2019
Equipment (Fire Detection Systems)Fire Alarm

Q: My fire alarm installer tells me that NFPA 72 does not require strobe synchronization of two (only two) devices. The sync is required if there are more than two …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 4, 2019
DoorsPositive Latching

Q: I read recently that Joint Commission allows a door with a power operator to not have to positively latch as long as it has 5-lbs. of force keeping it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 1, 2019

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