Hospital setting - Christmas lights
It states it is OK to have Christmas lights in lobbies, and waiting rooms. What about cafeteria's?
Which NFPA code or standard does "it" refer to? This would help to answer your question.
Attached a typical tip sheet that I authored for holiday decorations
Seasonal decorative-lighting products are permitted under the NEC, reference Articles 410 & 590. Use of such products is considered temporary, use is limited to a maximum of 90 days, and such products must be listed. UL 588 is a well respected listing for such products. Use of such products beyond 90 days changes the classification from temporary to permanent and other more restrictive NEC requirements would apply. Please note that listed seasonal decorative-lighting products are available in both residential and commercial grades. Most AHJ's would require a health care occupancy to use only commercial grade products.
While the NEC does permit such use it does not define where in a health care occupancy such products may be used; which is where each organization must exercise reasonable and prudent judgement, possibly supported by your organization's existing policies and procedures or, lacking such, deliberations of your organization's Safety Committee.
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