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Q: Nursing staff has a tendency to stuff patient rooms that are not used as often with extra beds, furniture etc. Building does not have sprinklers on these patient floors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2020
Business OccupanciesSoiled Utility RoomStorage Room

Q: Do business occupancy buildings with soiled utility rooms have to be one-hour fire-rated or just sprinkled if the building falls under a hospital license and will be inspected by …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 24, 2019
Fire DoorsArticleGas CylindersStorage Room

Q: I have an oxygen/med gas storage room that is attached to the hospital, and can only gain access to the room by way of the exterior of building. Does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 28, 2018
Electrical EquipmentArticleStorage Room

Q: Are ladders allowed to be stored in electrical closets as long as the egress path is maintained and the 3ft clearance is applied? We had an inspector site 1910303(g)(1)(ii) …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 11, 2018
CardboardArticleStorage Room

Q: We have a battle going on at our hospital regarding whether cardboard boxes can remain in a Pharmacy clean storage room. Some staff is saying the boxes must go …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 30, 2018
ArticleOxygen CylindersStorage Room

Hello readers... I did it again. I made a mistake in my answer to yesterday's posting, which asked the question if signs are required on doors to storage rooms where there is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2017
ArticleStorage Room

Q: Is it not the case that in new hospital construction, clean storage rooms between 51 and 100 square feet need only have a self-closing door meeting 18.3.6.3.4? Only clean …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 11, 2016
ArticleDoorsStorage Room

Q: We have an Urgent Care facility that is classified as business occupancy. Do I need to lock the door to a storage room? A: The Life Safety Code does …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 8, 2016

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