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NFPA 99Risk Assessment

Q: A question came up concerning NFPA 99 (2012) Risk Assessment. Does this only pertain to new construction or does it pertain to existing buildings also? Our company has never …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2020
NFPA 99Risk AssessmentAccreditationCMS

Q: A question came up concerning the NFPA 99 (2012) Risk Assessment. Does this only pertain to new construction or does it pertain to existing buildings also? Our company has …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 24, 2019
NFPA 99Risk AssessmentCMS

Q: In regards to risk assessments, would you base a risk level to include having any additional controls in place for each item assessed, or do you place the risk …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2019
Signs (Facilities Management)NFPA 99Article

Q: According to Joint Commission standard EC.02.05.09 EP4 it is requiring this sign: “Positive Pressure Gases: NO Smoking or Open Flame. Room May Have Insufficient Oxygen. Open Door and Allow …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2018
NFPA 99ArticleAccreditation

Q: I need to do the NFPA 99 risk assessment of my hospital. I was told by one of my consultants that I have do this risk assessment from a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 25, 2018
NFPA 99Electrical EquipmentElectricalArticle

Q: All of our receptacles in patient care rooms are hospital grade and therefore do not have to be tested annually, correct? What I don't understand is section 6.3.4.1.2 of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2018
Control ValvesNFPA 99Medical GasArticle

I was recently a bystander amongst a discussion of healthcare facility industry experts, debating the NFPA requirements concerning the accessibility of medical gas shutoff valves in healthcare institutions. The original …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2014
NFPA 99Medical GasArticle

I received this picture recently from a good friend who works in a hospital, and is responsible for plumbing and power plant operation. He wanted to know if the medical …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 19, 2013
NFPA 99Electrical EquipmentArticle

I was recently asked how Joint Commission and other authorities look at electrical items used by staff that do not come into contact with patients, such as refrigerators, fans, coffee pots …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 4, 2012

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