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      Q: Are there any particular requirements that prohibit use of wooden door wedges in a hospital facility? 

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 11, 2021
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      Q: Can we use deadbolt locks on a closet door located within an office? Would they need to be a latch style versus a bolt-style?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2021
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      Q: If a lower level of a hospital is declared business occupancy, can their doors be propped open with books and wastebaskets? I think that the doors were…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 12, 2021
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      Q: We have a dressing room that is part of our Ultrasound room that uses accordion doors and they want us to install the sliding barn door type door on…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 10, 2021
      Doors Exits

      Q: Due to a state energy code, there is an entry air lock/vestibule at our hospital’s main entrance. Is the existing travel distance measured to the first…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2021
      Doors

      Q: Our auxiliary ladies' gift shop has an accordion-style door on one side that opens into the corridor. This door is made out of wood. The gift shop is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2021
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      Q: Our hospital has a nurse station enclosed between two corridors. There is a door that opens into the corridor on each side. I have read Chapter 19…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2021
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      Q: Are door hold-open devices that do not release in a fire alarm activation allowed in any area of the hospital?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 29, 2021
      Corridors Doors

      Q: We have an existing healthcare occupancy hospital that is fully sprinklered. My questions are: 1) Are the corridor walls required to be smoke tight? 2)…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 18, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Does the inactive door on a set of double doors protecting a hazardous area require a door closer? Can the latching mechanism on the inactive door be…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 19, 2020