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      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
      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
      Business Occupancies

      Q: Previously, you stated in a Business Occupancy article: "Based on the Life Safety Code, advantages of designating the lower level a business occupancy…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 23, 2021
      Business Occupancies Joint Commission Life Safety Code CMS

      Q: If I have a new freestanding business occupancy that is licensed, would CMS enforce the provisions of the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)?…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 13, 2020
      Business Occupancies Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm

      Q: Are smoke detectors required in existing business occupancies that do not have a fire alarm system or automatic sprinkler system if the occupancy load…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 6, 2020
      Business Occupancies Smoke Compartment Smoke Barrier Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: In a single-story facility that has both Ambulatory Healthcare and Business occupancies, is there a requirement for a smoke barrier in this same…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 28, 2020
      Business Occupancies Fire Drills

      Q: Is there a requirement to activate the fire alarm system in a patient/non-patient care business occupancy building during a scheduled fire drill?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2020
      Business Occupancies Accreditation ILSM

      Q: Is there a code requirement for implementing an Interim Life Safety Measure (ILSM) for occupancies other than healthcare (i.e. business occupancies) if…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 11, 2019
      Business Occupancies Trash Receptacles

      Q: I have a question about the limits on the size of trash containers in healthcare facilities, including ambulatory healthcare facilities. Consider…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2019
      Business Occupancies Alcohol 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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2019