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KitchensHazardous AreasArticle

Q: You recently posted a question about whether or not hospital kitchens are hazardous areas. Your response noted that kitchens are not included in the list of 8 specific scenarios …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 11, 2015
Q&AKitchensEyewash Stations

Q: Are we required to have an eyewash station inside a kitchen? A: Maybe yes and maybe no…. It all depends on whether or not there are caustic or corrosive …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2015
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
Q&AKitchensFire Extinguishers

Q: Do we have to have a special placard on our fire extinguishers in our kitchen, alerting people to activate the cooking hood fire suppression system first, before using the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 18, 2014
KitchensExtinguishing SystemsArticle

The fire suppression system that is required to be mounted in kitchen cooking hoods is typically a wet-chemical extinguishing system that automatically releases the extinguishing agent when the system detects …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2014
KitchensHazardous AreasArticle

If you read my Q&A on kitchens being hazardous areas, which was posted last Sunday (July 8th), then you may have been surprised by my position that kitchens are considered …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 12, 2012

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