Nonflammable Anesthetizing Location. Any anesthetizing location
designated for the exclusive use of nonflammable anesthetizing
Nonflammable Medical Gas System. A system of piped oxygen,
Non-Regulated Medical Waste (NRMW). Waste not classified as RMW,
danger of infection or injury to personnel or the public.
Pertaining to or originating in a hospital.
Net Square Feet.
Net Square Meters.
NSN. National Stock Number.
NRMW. Non-Regulated Medical Waste.
Nurses' Stations. Areas intended to provide a center of nursing
activity for a group of nurses serving bed patients where the
patient calls are received, nurses are dispatched, nurses' notes
written, inpatient charts prepared, and medications prepared for
distribution to patients. Where such activities are carried on
in more than one location within a nursing unit, all such
separate areas are considered a part of the nurses' station.
Occupancy. The purpose for which a building or portion thereof
is used or intended to be used.
Occupant Load. The total number of persons that may occupy a
building or portion thereof at any one time.
Occupiable Story. A story occupied by people on a regular basis.
Stories used exclusively for mechanical equipment rooms, elevator
penthouses, and similar spaces are not occupiable stories.
Outside the Continental United States.
OMB. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the
Operations and Maintenance Funds.
Operational Level Category (Seismic). These categories define
the post-earthquake performance requirements for various
facilities with respect to operational mission, disaster
preparedness, and medical post-earthquake needs.