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      Sprinklers Smoke Detectors Ceilings (Facilities Management)

      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?…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 30, 2020
      Medical Gas Inspection & 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…

      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…

      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 stating…

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

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

      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…

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

      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…

      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…

      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…

      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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 9, 2020
      Fire Alarm Fire 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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 7, 2020
      Power Strips CMS

      Q: What are the requirements or standards for a remote power tap (RPT) preventive maintenance procedure?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2020
      Sprinklers Spare Sprinkler List

      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…

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

      Q: What is the regulation for testing the retention force on electrical outlets?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 2, 2020