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      Operating Room Hazardous Areas

      Q: Our facility has an operating room and clean core area which are separated from the remainder of the building by 1-hour construction. We were recently…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2021
      Hazardous Areas New Construction

      Q: One of the units in my hospital is about to go under expansion construction and they are looking to move combustible supplies from a storage room to a…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2021
      Hazardous Areas

      Q: What Life Safety Code standard are you citing when you say a hazardous room created before March 11, 2003 must be sprinklered, and the walls must be…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 23, 2020
      Hazardous Areas Kitchen

      Q: Is an existing or new kitchen that has cooking equipment such as stove, oven, steamer, etc. consider a hazardous area in a hospital?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 16, 2020
      Hazardous Areas Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: Do soiled utility rooms in business occupancies (non-sprinklered) require self-closing doors and 1-hour fire rated construction?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2020
      Hazardous Areas

      Q: Would a sterile processing room be considered a hazardous area? There are not a lot of combustible supplies and the only flammable liquid is ethyl…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 8, 2020
      Hazardous Areas Fire Doors

      Q: I believe you may have answered aspects of this question before but I was having trouble locating it again. I understand the difference between…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 10, 2020
      Operating Room Hazardous Areas Doors

      Q: We have two open-heart OR's. Each has a full 42" wide door leaf that opens to the corridor, and each has a 3'0" door in the rear of the OR that opens…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 22, 2020
      Hazardous Areas Gift Shops

      Q: Are gift shops stilled classified as hazardous areas if they have quantities of combustibles? I do not see the standard for gift shops to be classified…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 9, 2019
      Hazardous Areas

      Q: When dividing hazardous areas (particularly storage rooms exceeding 100 square feet), if there are several rooms in one area, is the one-hour fire…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 27, 2019