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Business OccupanciesTrash Receptacles

Q: I have a question about the limits on the size of trash containers in healthcare facilities, including ambulatory healthcare facilities. Consider larger collection bins, that are housed in one-hour …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2019
ArticleTrash Receptacles

Q: Can you tell me where to find the code reference for trash cans in healthcare, ambulatory, and business occupancies? I have reviewed the respective chapters in the 2012 LSC …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2018
ArticleTrash Receptacles

An off-site clinic far from the main hospital will be part of the accreditation survey. Currently they have open trash cans (wastebaskets) throughout the building. The staff at the offsite …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2015
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Q: We just completed a renovation of our cafeteria dining area and as part of the project an 8 container trash cabinet was built and installed in a separated area …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 4, 2013
Q&AHazardous AreasTrash Receptacles

Q: During a recent survey, the surveyor noted that we had two 64 gallon capacity containers which we use for document shredding, sitting side-by-side in the laboratory work room. He …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 12, 2012
Q&ATrash Receptacles

Q: We have these big recycling containers mounted on wheels all over the hospital, which must have a capacity of 50 gallons each, at least. Does this container need to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012
Q&ATrash Receptacles

Q: Are waste container required to be fire retardant in hospitals? What about long term care facilities? A: No, they are not. At one time, the Life Safety Code® (LSC) …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 1, 2011
Q&ATrash Receptacles

Q: In a business occupancy (physician medical office) can waste receptacles that are used for exam room waste paper be made of plastic, or do they have to be fire …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 1, 2010

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