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Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Are there any rules on alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers being mounted in non-sprinklered patient care areas? A: Yes. According to section 19.3.2.6 of the 2012 LSC, ABHR dispensers …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 29, 2020
Life Safety CodeAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: My question is in regards to alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in a recovery area in our Cath lab. Does an open bay in the recovery area count as …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 17, 2020
Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In the 2012 LSC concerning alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in a hospital setting, is there a limit to the number of dispensers that can be in a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 6, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: I have a Medical Office Building with multiple exam rooms, and it is constructed with 5-foot wide corridors. This building followed design reviews including Life Safety expertise from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Do you know of any other information on alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers not allowed in the egress corridors of business occupancies? I need more information than what you have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 21, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In a business occupancy building, can alcohol based hand-rub dispensers be placed over carpeted area with no sprinklers? A: Maybe yes and maybe no… It all depends on which …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 18, 2019
Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: What is your opinion on alcohol based disinfectant wipes and their inclusion in the aggregate amount of flammable liquids in a smoke compartment? We are considering a product that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 18, 2019
Business OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

Q: In the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, section 19.3.2.6 (9) states dispensers of alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) solution are permitted to be installed directly over carpeted …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 26, 2018
Alcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

Q: Are alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers allowed in Operating Rooms or Operating Room suites. We could not find a prohibition of them in LSC -- just double checking. A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2018
Alcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

Q: We currently have ABHR installed on the outside of our patient bays and would like to install an additional dispenser in the patient bay itself (at the point of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 22, 2018
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Could you clarify the placement of alcohol based hand dispensers in corridors and waiting rooms. I was just looking for clarification. A: For healthcare occupancies (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 21, 2017
Storage (Life Safety Code)Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Our hospital bulk stores alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) sanitizer containers of 1000 ML (33.8 fl. oz.) per container & 750 ML (25 fl. oz.) per container in its housekeeping …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2017
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: For business occupancies, does the requirement that alcohol based hand sanitizers cannot be installed above a carpeted floor apply? The business occupancy does not have an automatic fire suppression …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 21, 2017
Storage (Life Safety Code)Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: I am looking for clarification on the storage of alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) solution. I know the standard indicates that no more than 10 gallons of ABHR can …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2017
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Q: Can you give me some direction in the Life Safety Code on where alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers are not allowed in business occupancy corridors? A: Take a look …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 31, 2017
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In regards to the new CMS requirements regarding corridor projections, will alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers have to comply? Currently, our ABHR dispensers exceed the 4-inch limit for items …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 25, 2017
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: In the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, section 19.3.2.6 (9) states dispensers of ABHR are permitted to be installed directly over carpeted floors in fully sprinkled smoke …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 5, 2017
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: I read an article you wrote on alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers for FacilityCare. We have had a question come up about changes in the regulations concerning the locations …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2015
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersGift ShopsHelium

Q: Can we have a helium tank if secured properly in gift shop? And what are requirements for hand sanitizer locations- location to switches or outlets? A: Provided the tank …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 27, 2015
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: What is the actual spacing requirement for alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers from electrical sources such as light switches in the hospital? I have heard it must be 4 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 14, 2012
Alcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

The current Life Safety Code (LSC) edition (the 2000 edition) that healthcare facilities must comply with, was issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) by the NFPA in April, 2004, that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: During a recent survey, the surveyor told us that we could not have Alcohol Based Hand Rub (ABHR) dispensers over carpeting in areas of the hospital that do not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 1, 2011
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Brad- Are alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers permitted in corridor of business occupancies? A: The LSC is very silent about alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in a business …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 1, 2011
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: Is there a rule about how far apart hand sanitizers should be? One of my directors wants to put one just inside a patient room and outside in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2011
Q&AAlcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: I know that Joint Commission permits alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers in the corridors of hospitals, but I do not see where it is permitted according to the Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2010

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