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Mac’s Safety Space: Life Safety Code retractable hooks

Hospital Safety Insider, March 24, 2011

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Q: I had a Life Safety Code question I was hoping you could help me with when you get a chance. Specifically, our nursing staff wants us to mount retractable stainless steel hooks on the inside of our patient room doors to be used with "gait belts" for physical therapy and for turning patients in their beds. These patient room doors go directly from the patient room into the corridor without any intervening room(s), and the door opens inward (into the patient room). None of these doors are part of a rated smoke or fire wall assembly.

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