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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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      Power Strips

      Q: I need some insight on a debate within our organization. Our life safety team member has made the statement that we can use a power strip within the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 17, 2021
      Power Strips

      Q: In regards to the approved power strips, UL60601-1 and UL1363A, what is the determining factor on which model should be used? We are attempting to…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 14, 2021
      Eyewash Stations

      Q: It has always been my understanding that eyewash stations and emergency showers are required in areas where corrosive or caustic materials (i.e.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 12, 2021
      Emergency Power Circuit Breaker

      Q: I just had a follow-up validation survey by my state health department and they cited me for not having tested the circuit breakers between my…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 11, 2021
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a sister hospital in our health system who places egress route maps in common places. Their facilities manager and I were chatting this morning…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 10, 2021
      Storage Room

      Q: If patient room equipment such as hospital beds, night stands, overbed tables, etc., is stored in an unoccupied patient room, is that space then…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 7, 2021
      Operating Room Hazardous Areas

      Q: Our facility has an operating room and clean core area which are separated from the remainder of the building by 1-hour construction. We were recently…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2021
      Corridors

      Q: We have a question for you. For background information, we adopted the NFPA 19.2.3.4 – 2012 Edition position for corridor width and the statement below…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 4, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Can an actual fire alarm count as a fire drill? If I have the fire alarm go off for some reason, I would then want to make it count for a drill since…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 30, 2021
      Hazardous Areas New Construction

      Q: One of the units in my hospital is about to go under expansion construction and they are looking to move combustible supplies from a storage room to a…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2021