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      Q&A Stairwells Signs (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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 31, 2015
      Q&A Soiled Utility Room Doors Signs (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Are you aware of any door signage requirements for soiled utility rooms and/or trash rooms?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 20, 2015
      Q&A Fire Doors Doors Signs (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.

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 30, 2015
      Stairwells Article Life Safety Code Signs (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 it certainly got…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2015
      Exit Signs Article Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2014
      Q&A Doors Signs (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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 11, 2013
      Stairwells Article Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (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.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 6, 2012
      Article Signs (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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 5, 2012
      Life Safety Code Signs (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…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2012