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Ambulatory Care OccupancyHazardous Areas

Q: Do soiled utility rooms in business occupancies (non-sprinklered) require self-closing doors and 1-hour fire rated construction? A: Yes, but not because it is a soiled utility room (like a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2020
Door LocksSoiled Utility Room

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 doors require locks. Is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2020
Ambulatory Care OccupancyFire/Smoke DampersFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: We are looking for some clarification on fire damper testing requirements as we recently had inspections done at our surgery center. One contractor says dampers with fusible links require …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 24, 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 "hotel suite" type. Is this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2020
GeneratorsEyewash Stations

Q: We recently took a webinar that informed us that accreditation organizations have cited hospitals for not having "emergency eye/shower stations" at the generator for the lead-acid batteries (this could …

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 hospital. We were told …

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 are wanting …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | 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 and use instruction each time a new refill …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | 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 its own …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 10, 2020

Q: Can you place frosting on the vision panel glazing (windows) of the doors? A: That’s a good question. If the vision panel is required in the door, then I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | 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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | 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 allowable quantity of flammable liquids …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 3, 2020

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