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Construction BarrierExit SignsSurvey FindingsFire WatchConstructionSmoke DetectorsILSMSprinklersEgress

Q: What would a surveyor would be looking for if they were to show up at our hospital and find that there is construction going on? What steps would the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2020
Operating RoomEgress

Q: Our surgery staff is worried about an active shooter entering the operating rooms. We are looking at having a drill soon and the question came up about how to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2020

Q: Have you heard of a code or standard where you cannot use decorative paint on glass (i.e. Christmas decoration) within an ICU outside door with glass and glass windows? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 27, 2020

Q: Is there a standard on lighting of offices and exam room in the ambulatory or clinics? A: The Life Safety Code is primarily concerned about egressing the facility under …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 16, 2019
Exit SignsExitsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)Egress

Q: Are there any life safety requirements concerning courtyards? We have an outdoor courtyard, surrounded on all sides by our building, with one door entering and exiting the area. As …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2019
StairwellsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)Egress

Q: Can signage, other than that specifically required for inside a fire exit stairwell according to the LSC, be placed inside a fire exit stairwell? A: Technically… no. According to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 1, 2019

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This hospital wanted to 'fence off' access to the MRI when it was not staffed …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 9, 2018

Q: We have a chapel/activity room that is used for bingo and worship services. Can you please tell me what the minimum illumination of the walking surface in foot-candles is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 18, 2018

Q: Where in the ambulatory health care occupancy chapter of the Life Safety Code does it permit to have a means of egress from an ASC or a suite within …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2017

Q: Are there any problems with maintaining an emergency exit for a hospital OR area that travels through an adjacent construction project? Also, can these doors be taped or sealed …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 29, 2017

Q: Can a sterile supply corridor that feeds the back of Surgical OR's have a corridor of less than 8' if the patient access is from the front of the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 11, 2016

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