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Fire/Smoke DampersCMSFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: A California Life Safety Code surveyor enforcing the 2012 edition of the LSC asked for a map of all of the smoke and fire dampers in the building (skilled …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 30, 2020
Life Safety Code

Q: My hospital is preparing for COVID-19. I'm at odds with the clinicians who believe that the pandemic is a special situation, meaning that Life Safety Code can go by …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 25, 2020
Life Safety Code

Yesterday, Compliance One Group shared an insightful video by Carrie Kotecki that discusses her thoughts on how healthcare organizations can prepare now to prevent a future public health emergency. Click here …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2020
Fire ExtinguishersElevators

Q: What are the rules for fire extinguishers in elevator mechanical rooms? Is it good enough to have the extinguisher outside the room in the hallway? A: Yes… Based on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 16, 2020
GeneratorsBatteries (Generators)

Q: I was reviewing the various regulatory requirements and came across the need for weekly visual inspections of the generators. At one campus, we have changed the batteries to the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 13, 2020
Accreditation/CertificationCMS

According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA), healthcare fraud financial losses are in the tens of billions of dollars each year. A conservative estimate is 3% of total …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 12, 2020
CorridorsDoors

Q: Is it allowed to disable a corridor door's closer by removing the arm in order to keep it open while working inside of the office in a healthcare facility? I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 11, 2020
Sprinklers

Q: Our hospital recently purchased a few lactation pods like they have in airports. I can't help wondering if they need to have fire alarm notification devices and sprinklers. Has …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 9, 2020
Medical GasStorage (Medical Gas)Oxygen CylindersGas Cylinders

Q: Can E-cylinders be stored in a closet where people hang their jackets even if they are in an acceptable storage cart? A: Yes… up to a certain number of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 6, 2020
Sprinklers

Q: We are building a new ER and an area of the existing building had to have some work done so that the new ER could connect to the old …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 4, 2020
Fire WatchILSM

Q: With regards to a fire watch, the code is specific about requiring one in an occupied building when a fire alarm system or suppression system is out of service …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2020

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