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Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities ManagemenElectrical ReceptacleTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: One of our health care facilities has just completed their annual Life Safety Survey and during the brief exit conference the Fire Marshall indicated that a yearly test on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 20, 2020
UL (Underwriters Laboratories)Electrical ReceptacleETL (Intertek ETL)

Q: My question involves childproof outlets in healthcare. Where are they required and where in the code does it discuss not using snap-in covers? A: According to NFPA 70-2011, Article …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2019
Electrical Receptacle

Q: Do hospital grade receptacles need to be tested yearly in an ambulatory setting? A: Section 6.3.4.1 of NFPA 99-2012 says hospital-grade receptacle testing shall be performed after initial installation, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2019
Joint CommissionGFCI ReceptaclesElectrical ReceptacleAccreditation

Q: We had our Joint Commission inspection today and they cited us for water coolers and ice machines not being plugged into GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) receptacles. One of our …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 26, 2019
Electrical Receptacle

Q: There seems to be some confusion on the use of multiplug outlet adaptors such as changing the receptacle from 2 outlet to 6 in our hospital. I have been …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 12, 2019

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