Section 83-1.15 - Fire and safety

83-1.15 Fire and safety.

(a) Buildings and equipment shall be so maintained as to prevent fire and other hazards to personal safety.

(b) Exits, stairways, doors and corridors shall be kept free of obstructions. Corridors or passageways that do not provide a clear, unobstructed path to the outside shall not be marked as exits.

(c) Flammable and nonflammable medical gases shall be labeled, stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association No. 56A Inhalation Anesthetics, 1973 Edition, 56B Respiratory Therapy 1973 Edition, and 56F Non-Flammable Medical Gas Systems, 1973 Edition. These standards were published by the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA and a copy of each of these standards is available for inspection and copying at the offices of the records access officer of the Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.

(d) Flammable and combustible liquids shall be labeled, stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association No. 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 1973 Edition. This standard was published by the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA and a copy is available for inspection and copying at the offices of the records access officer of the Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.

(e) The facility shall exercise proper safeguards for the prevention of accidents to patients, staff and employees.

(f) Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association No. 10, Installation of Portable Fire Extinguishers, 1973 Edition, and shall be inspected at least annually, recharged or repaired as needed and labeled with the date of the last inspection. This standard was published by the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA and a copy is available for inspection and copying at the offices of the records access officer of the Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.
 

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