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      Stairwells Security Cameras

      Q: Is it a violation to have security cameras in stairwells? I have heard of possible citations at other facilities due to the video cable creating a…

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

      Q: We ask staff this question when we do Environmental Rounding: "Can you identify the closest area of refuge?" The answer we have used is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 28, 2020
      Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Suppression Sys Fire Pump

      Q: My question is related to NFPA 25 and the frequency for annual testing. Our state authority will issue a citation if the pump is not tested within 365…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 26, 2020
      Electrical Rooms Electrical

      Q: My question is about an electrical panel. Is an electrical panel, which is located in a special care unit of a skilled nursing home facility, required…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 23, 2020
      Smoke Detectors Fire Detection Systems

      Q: How often do we have to do our smoke detector sensitivity test? Is it every two years or three years?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 21, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Does the inactive door on a set of double doors protecting a hazardous area require a door closer? Can the latching mechanism on the inactive door be…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 19, 2020
      Decorations Consumer

      Q: My question involves the electric wax warmers that provides a pleasant fragrance, which are called ‘scentsy pots’. Are scentsy pots aloud in healthcare…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 16, 2020
      Fire Watch

      Q: We have to replace our fire alarm panel. The change-out will affect the supervisory devices for the sprinkler valve tamper switches and the waterflow…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 14, 2020
      Ceilings (Facilities Management)

      Q: I have several ceiling tiles (approximately 52) that are scratched or damaged that has sprinkler heads in them. Is there a code that references or…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 12, 2020
      Cooking Appliances

      Q: I have a question on microwave use and signage. Are "Caution: Microwave in Use" signs required at all entrance locations where microwaves are being…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2020
      Corridors Operating Room

      Q: What is the rule on parking beds (gurneys) outside ORs in corridors?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 7, 2020
      Accreditation Life Safety Code

      Q: Do you have any suggestions for satisfying the accreditation documentation requirements to prove we conducted a building assessment for compliance with…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 5, 2020
      HVAC Fire & Smoke Dampers

      Q: We are installing a new HVAC system in the basement of the hospital. Now a building inspector is telling us we need to install fire-dampers in the…

      Katrina Reed | Oct 2, 2020