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      Brad Keyes, CHSP

      Brad is a former advisor to Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and former Joint Commission LS surveyor. As a presenter at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences, Brad teaches the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp series to various groups and organizations. He is the author or co-author of many HCPro books, including the best-selling Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, now in its 3rd edition. Brad has also authored a variety of articles in numerous publications addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Currently serving as the contributing editor of the monthly HCPro newsletter Healthcare Life Safety Compliance gives Brad further insight into the industry’s trends and best practices.

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      Batteries (Generators)

      Q: Would there be any issue with Joint Commission compliance with using maintenance-free batteries supported by the manufacturer of our generators? The…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 23, 2021
      Automatic Transfer Switches

      Q: Is it permissible to have Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs) tested every other month when conducting monthly emergency generator testing? For example,…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 22, 2021
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: We recently had a situation at our psychiatric hospital. A patient was able to open a fire extinguisher box, which are all keyed, and he discharged the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 21, 2021
      Business Occupancies

      Q: In a business occupancy, I want to convert an office to file storage, mainly files in Banker Boxes. The room is 60 square feet, sprinkled, and the door…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 20, 2021

      Q: We have just remodeled two patient rooms and they put door closers on the doors to the rooms. So now they are asking for door hold-open devices. Will…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 19, 2021
      Storage Room

      Q: We have a storage room in our laboratory which is located in a business occupancy, and is over 100 square feet. It is fully sprinkled and has a hard…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 16, 2021
      Healthcare Occupancy

      Q: The Emergency Department located on the first floor of our hospital is currently designated as an ambulatory healthcare occupancy. We are wanting to…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 15, 2021

      Q: I know that our CMS deemed-status level of accreditation means that we must monitor the airflow in our ORs, sterile core and sterile processing rooms.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 14, 2021
      Business Occupancies

      Q: We have an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) with one (1) surgical suite, two (2) pre-op, and two (2) PACU bays. We built the facility in conjunction…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 12, 2021

      Q: My hospital has an enclosed smoking shelter for patients on an outdoor patio that is separate from the building. I am unsure of the materials it was…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 9, 2021