Tag: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
An online tool from the National Fire Protection Association helps facility management and AHJs assess combustible facade fire risk in high-rise buildings.
In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.
At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
New insights from ARC Document Solutions focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance.
With Fire Prevention Week running October 8-14, this article focuses on prevention measures related to commercial kitchen safety.
Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.
The three models from Oval Fire are ADA compliant, and do not protrude more than 4"four from a surface when properly mounted.
The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities.
Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast.
Multi-phase improvements at a senior living facility in Ottawa, IL call for a conscious focus on occupant safety.
Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?
Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.
ICC announces official recognition of the NFPA’s National Electrical Code® as the electrical code for use with the ICC family of codes.
The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.
OSHA offers a Safety and Health Topics page that addresses two sectors in the pyrotechnics industry: retail sales of fireworks and fireworks display
Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn't just the law; it's very, very good business!
The video depicts a full-scale room fire at UL's Northbrook, IL, test facility and compares non-compliant firestop systems performance to compliant firestop penetration and joint systems in accordance with ASTM E814 (UL-1479) and ASTM E1966 (UL-2079), respectively.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.
MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.