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Fire Extinguisher Signs

Q: During a recent survey we were almost cited because one of the fire extinguisher signs was on the front of the fire extinguisher cabinet and the rest were above the cabinets. The surveyor warned us...

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Exit Sign Monthly Inspections

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 one has ever asked...

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Stairwell Signage

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 my attention. The sign is a marketing strategy...

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Temporary Signs on Fire Doors

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, temporary signs are permitted to be taped...

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Soiled Utility Room Door Signage

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 room door or a trash collection...

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Fire Extinguisher Signage

Q: I have a question regarding fire extinguishers. We have our extinguishers located in cabinets that are flush with the wall. Is it required to have signage above the extinguisher? A: No, it is not....

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Stairwell Signage

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 not indicate whether...

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Signs on Doors to Rooms Used for Storage of Cylinders of Oxygen

Q: If there are oxygen tanks stored on a unit that does not exceed the 12 tank threshold, does the door to the storage area where the tanks are stored need to have a sign indicating that tanks are...

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NFPA 99 Signs on Doors to Central Supply Systems

Q: According to Joint Commission standard EC.02.05.09 EP4 it is requiring this sign: “Positive Pressure Gases: NO Smoking or Open Flame. Room May Have Insufficient Oxygen. Open Door and Allow Room to...

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Fire Extinguisher Signs

Q: I was wondering if there was a specific regulation that states exactly where fire extinguisher signs need to be located. Is there a difference between patient area and staff area? Looking over the...

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