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Q: Do occupational therapy kitchens need to meet NFPA 96 standards? This unit will be a new build and will fall under business occupancy requirements, but the Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 17, 2018
ArticleFacility Services

Q: Do all of the screw heads in a psych ward need to be tamper proof? A: There is no specific code or standard that addresses screw heads in a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 30, 2018
ArticleFacility Services

Q: Within our X-ray department we have a room (7 1/2 ft. by10 ft.) that was our dark room for film reading years ago. We would like to make this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 15, 2018
ArticleNurse Call SystemsFacility Services

Q: We have a behavioral health unit and want to know if pull-cords are required on the nurse-call system in the patient bathroom? Is there an alternative to cords so …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 25, 2018
Door LocksArticleFacility Services

Q: Is it a common practice to keep pharmacy access controlled doors so they will not unlock on a fire alarm activation? Texas Pharmacy board requirements to secure medications is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 25, 2018
Survey FindingsArticleFacility Services

Q: When I came into this new position the medical equipment program was run by a third party managing our own Bio-med technicians. We changed the 3rd party contractor and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 9, 2018
Business OccupanciesArticleFacility Services

Q: Are sleep labs considered healthcare occupancies or business occupancies? I have a fire marshal who says it has to be a healthcare occupancy. A: These types of things are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 28, 2018
Door LocksArticleFacility Services

Q: I am a consultant and I have a 30% sprinklered high rise hospital with locked psychiatric units. The state authority made them unlock the stairwell doors under the 2000 LSC …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 26, 2018
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Q: During a recent survey, we were cited for not having a single-station smoke alarm in our hospital on-call staff sleeping rooms. Since this was cited, I have learned that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 26, 2018
ArticleFacility ServicesFire Drills

Q: For an EEG sleep testing unit with an overnight stay in a business occupancy, are fire drills required quarterly or annually ? A: Annually. The frequency of fire drills …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 7, 2016
Cooking AppliancesKitchensArticleFacility Services

A reader recently inquired about a residential style stove/oven used in their new hospital for occupational therapy patients. He wanted to know if this residential style stove was required to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 12, 2015

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