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      Stairwells

      Q: We sometimes take patients into the stairwells for physical therapy. Does the NFPA codes restrict this activity? If we can continue to use the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 26, 2021
      Waste Containers

      Q: What is the requirement for red bag waste containers while in use on the floors? My lab has red bag waste containers throughout the entire section. The…

      Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CJCP, CHSP, CHFM, HEM, MEP | May 24, 2021
      Smoke Detectors

      Q: I have been told that if we have smoke detectors that are more than 15 years old, then they are required to be replaced with new ones. Is there a code…

      Gene Rowe | May 21, 2021
      Fire Watch

      Q: I have a question about renovations and construction in a long-term care facility. Part of a planned renovation coming up is removal and replacement of…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 19, 2021
      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