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Smoke DetectorsCeilings (Facilities Management)Sprinklers

Q: What code or standard are you citing when you say any ceiling that has sprinklers or smoke detectors must be maintained to resist the passage of smoke? Is this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 30, 2020
Medical GasInspection & Maintenance (Medical Gas)

Q: The accreditation standard states that we must test, inspect and maintain critical components of piped medical gas systems. The standard does not have a prescribed frequency, but it does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 28, 2020
Hazardous Areas

Q: What Life Safety Code standard are you citing when you say a hazardous room created before March 11, 2003 must be sprinklered, and the walls must be one-hour fire …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 23, 2020
Fire Pump

Q: Does A/C power on a fire pump have to be monitored by the fire alarm panel? If yes, then where can I find the requirement in the NFPA standards …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 21, 2020
Storage (Medical Gas)Oxygen CylindersUtilities

Q: Are there any restrictions to storing medical gas cylinders in the same room as industrial gas cylinders? Specifically, can we store oxygen cylinders used for cutting torch in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 18, 2020
Inspection & Maintenance (Life Safety Code)Ceilings (Life Safety Code)

Q: I am looking for an Above Ceiling Inspection Form; something I can give to my Facilities guys that tells them what to look for when doing an above ceiling …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 17, 2020
Testing (Facilities Management)Fire/Smoke DampersFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: NFPA 80-2010, section 19.4.1.1 indicates the required testing and inspection of fire dampers to be 1-year after installation, afterwards the inspection frequency to be 4-years, except in hospitals it shall …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 16, 2020
Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In regards to the 4-foot separation of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers and the wrap-around the door frame requirement. I would like to pose the following: As part of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 14, 2020
Testing (Generators)Generators

Q: When doing monthly generator testing, do you have to maintain 30% for 30 minutes or does hitting the 30% sometime during the 30 minutes suffice? In other words, if …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 11, 2020
Door Locks

Q: My facility is a Rehab Hospital that may at times have patients with a memory disability. My facility has a patient Wander Guard system which is located at the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 9, 2020
Fire AlarmFire Alarm Notification Devices

Q: Ever since I've been working in healthcare, I keep hearing about fire alarm strobes being required in offices with more than one person. In other words, if there's a …

Gene Rowe | Dec 7, 2020
Power StripsCMSAEM Program (Accreditation/Certification)

Q: What are the requirements or standards for a remote power tap (RPT) preventive maintenance procedure? A: NFPA 99-2012, section 10.3.1 requires the physical integrity of power cords to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2020
Spare Sprinkler ListSprinklers

Q: Joint Commission recently posted a revision to LS.02.01.35 EP7 stating in part "at least six spare sprinkler heads of each type and temperature rating installed in the facility are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 3, 2020
Testing (Electrical)Electrical ReceptacleElectrical

Q: What is the regulation for testing the retention force on electrical outlets? A: According to section 6.3.3.2.4 of the NFPA 99-2012, the retention force of the grounding blade of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 2, 2020

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