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DoorsPositive Latching

Q: I read recently that Joint Commission allows a door with a power operator to not have to positively latch as long as it has 5-lbs. of force keeping it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 1, 2019
DoorsPositive Latching

Q: My department is assisting with a fire/smoke barrier door assessment. I have noticed that some of the ¾-hour corridor doors have had the lower bottom rods removed from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 28, 2019
DoorsPositive Latching

Q: My question is regarding a 2-hour fire-rated wall that is separating our physical therapy department and the main hospital. In between the two is a long glass hallway with …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 17, 2019
Q&ADoorsPositive Latching

Q: Is positive latching required for any fire rated door in any occupancy classification? If so, are there any exceptions? What about double egress corridor doors; are they required to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2017

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