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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
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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
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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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 10, 2018
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Q: Do ‘Exit’ signs with battery backup require the same testing as emergency lighting in the path of egress as indicted in section of the 2012 Life Safety Code? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 2, 2018
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Q: Can illuminated ‘Exit’ signs be replaced with photoluminescent ‘Exit’ signs? If so, does this eliminate the requirement for monthly inspections of ‘Exit’ signs? A: Photoluminescent ‘Exit’ signs are permitted, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2018
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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?” I could not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 2, 2017
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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 more than …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2017
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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 by a consultant that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 28, 2016
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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 monthly basis? Probably because no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2014
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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 exit signs and the egress …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 1, 2010

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