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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
ArticleSigns (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... Did you notice they did not say 'cigarette butts'? I guess that was to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 11, 2018
ArticleSigns (Life Safety Code)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... Okay... who is this sign for? If I touch the wires, then I'm dead... right? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 4, 2018
Q&AStairwellsSigns (Life Safety Code)

Q: I am looking for a code reference which specifies the installation height for stairwell signage. It appears that NFPA 101 indicates 5 feet above the stairwell landing but does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2015
Q&ADoorsSoiled Utility RoomSigns (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are you aware of any door signage requirements for soiled utility rooms and/or trash rooms? A: There is no Life Safety Code requirement for signs on a soiled utility …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 20, 2015
Q&AFire DoorsDoorsSigns (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are hand-made temporary directional signs permitted to be taped to fire doors? We had a surveyor tell us that nothing can be taped to a fire door. A: Yes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 30, 2015
Life Safety CodeArticleStairwellsSigns (Life Safety Code)

If you were a bit surprised by the wording of the sign to the left... You're not alone. I had to do a double-take when I first saw it, as …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2015
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
Q&ADoorsSigns (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are signs permitted on fire rated doors? We posted a sign on a fire rated stairwell door that instructed our staff to temporarily not use the door, and a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 11, 2013
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
ArticleSigns (Life Safety Code)

Just like a policy or a management plan, CMS, Joint Commission, HFAP and DNV surveyors will hold you accountable to what your signage is telling you. If a sign is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 5, 2012
Life Safety CodeSigns (Life Safety Code)

Remember the rush we all made in the last 10 years or so to install stairwell identification signs inside our stairwells? Well, with the adoption of the new 2012 Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2012

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