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Nursing HomeSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Q: I have a question regarding the use of Oxygen in a beauty shop. When the state was in our facility (nursing home) they indicated that we need to post …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 6, 2020
Exit SignsExitsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)Egress

Q: Are there any life safety requirements concerning courtyards? We have an outdoor courtyard, surrounded on all sides by our building, with one door entering and exiting the area. As …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2019
StairwellsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)Egress

Q: Can signage, other than that specifically required for inside a fire exit stairwell according to the LSC, be placed inside a fire exit stairwell? A: Technically… no. According to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 1, 2019
ArticleSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... The door in the picture is to a courtyard where patients may go and enjoy …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 21, 2019
StairwellsStairsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Q: With the new 2012 Life Safety Code adoption, my question is around the stairwell signage and 7.2.2.5.4.1. Hospitals are confused whether they have to replace all their signs to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 13, 2019
Signs (Facilities Management)ArticleCorridorsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... The discharge door for a stairwell opened out onto the 1st floor corridor, where egress …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 7, 2019
ArticleSignage (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... What we have here is conflicting signage. The 'Exit' sign is saying "Hey, in an …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 20, 2018
Exit SignsArticleSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

Why is it that hospital facility managers are often surprised when surveyors ask to see the documentation that their exit signs were inspected on a monthly basis? Probably because no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2014
ArticleStairwellsSignage (Life Safety Code)Signs (Life Safety Code)

A question came up recently as to the proper mounting of the stairwell identification signs that are required in stairwells of a certain height. The  wall-mounted stair identification signs are supposed …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 6, 2012
Life Safety CodeArticleSignage (Life Safety Code)

Last July 5 I posted an article on conflicting and confusing signage, in regards to hospitals and nursing homes. The posting dealt with situations where I had observed (and took pictures) …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 27, 2012

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