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      Hazardous Areas Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: Do soiled utility rooms in business occupancies (non-sprinklered) require self-closing doors and 1-hour fire rated construction?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2020
      Soiled Utility Room Door Locks

      Q: During a recent consultation survey, the nurse consultant traced a patient to a general medical floor. She made the comment that all soiled work room…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: We have private patient rooms with private bathrooms that have deadbolts with thumb turn locks SEPARATE from the latching mechanism. It is not the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2020
      Eyewash Stations Generators

      Q: We recently took a webinar that informed us that accreditation organizations have cited hospitals for not having "emergency eye/shower stations" at the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 19, 2020
      Flammable Liquids

      Q: We would like to store alcohol-based hand rub replacement cartridges in the Central Supply storage room which is located on the lower level of the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 17, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: We are a 49-bed hospital facility (changed over from a 68-bed in 2017). Currently we have a room that was originally used for three patient beds. We…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 14, 2020
      Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: NFPA 101, 2012, requires that in health care occupancies, alcohol-based hand-rub dispensers "shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturer's care…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 12, 2020
      Flammable Liquids

      Q: In regards to storing flammable liquids, NFPA 30 says no more than 120 gallons can be stored in a fire compartment. Does a fire-rated cabinet act as…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 10, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Can you place frosting on the vision panel glazing (windows) of the doors?

      Katrina Reed | Aug 7, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: In a business office section of the hospital, there are two means of access to the front and rear of the suite. The suite is less than 900 square feet.…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 5, 2020
      Flammable Liquids

      Q: Our supply manager was being asked to stock more alcohol and in larger containers in their distribution area. According to NFPA 30, the maximum…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 3, 2020