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      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
      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
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: Is there a code that states every mechanical room needs an ‘Exit’ sign? I am being pressed to do so and I understand if the exit is obvious you don’t…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 10, 2018
      Exit Signs Article

      Q: Do ‘Exit’ signs with battery backup require the same testing as emergency lighting in the path of egress as indicted in section 7.10.9.1 of the 2012…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 2, 2018
      Exit Signs Article

      Q: Can illuminated ‘Exit’ signs be replaced with photoluminescent ‘Exit’ signs? If so, does this eliminate the requirement for monthly inspections of…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 15, 2018
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: This question was recently brought to my attention: “Why do rooms, offices, and work areas do not have “Exit” signs over the doors leaving the rooms?”…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 2, 2017
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: We have just remodeled a suite and are planning on moving the chemo infusion department into it. There are 5 bays but total occupancy would never be…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 28, 2017
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: My question is in regards to illumination of the means of egress, specifically, illumination provided outside the building to a public way. I was told…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 28, 2016
      Exit Signs Article Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code)

      Why is it that hospital facility managers are often surprised when surveyors ask to see the documentation that their exit signs were inspected on a…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 4, 2014
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: We have a physicians' office building in an existing business occupancy, which has two remotely located exits.  Exits paths are clearly marked with lit…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 1, 2010