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      Exit Signs Egress Sprinklers Construction Smoke Detectors Construction Barrier Survey Findings Fire Watch ILSM

      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 Room Egress

      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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2020
      Egress Decorations

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 27, 2020
      Egress

      Q: Is there a standard on lighting of offices and exam room in the ambulatory or clinics?

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 16, 2019
      Exit Signs Egress Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code) Exits

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

      Katrina Reed | Sep 25, 2019
      Egress Stairwells Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code)

      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?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 1, 2019
      Egress Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 9, 2018
      Egress Article

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 18, 2018
      Egress Q&A

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 9, 2017
      Egress Q&A Construction

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 29, 2017