Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. nfpa articles below.
Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems plays a significant role in managing facility risks.
Available in English and Spanish, this resource for code officials, business owners, and facility management was developed following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
2020 Fire Prevention Week from NFPA includes serving up guidance to restaurant facility professionals.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an infographic emphasizing five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs: procedures, communication, technology, verification, and completion.
The SAFEBOLT barricade lock has increased its fire rating for up to three hours.
Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?
New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.
The updated UL 268, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems will be in effect June 2021.
Provisions added to the current edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address wall penetrations for the installation of facility security devices in exit enclosures.
Here is a three-step fire safety checklist from The Home Depot to help protect facilities and occupants year-round.
For facility management and other stakeholders, National Fire Protection Association releases first comprehensive collection of criteria for the fire protection of energy storage system installations.
Current capabilities of this aspect of fire and life safety provide advanced and targeted protection.
A new resource from NFPA highlights safe door locking requirements and guidelines for protecting schools from acts of targeted violence.
TYCO LFP Antifreeze for wet pipe fire sprinkler systems is UL Certified and complies with NFPA 13, 13R, and 13D.
More than just an annoyance, false alarms and nuisance alarms can pose dangers to building occupants.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Addressable and able to detect the presence of smoke earlier than traditional equipment, the VESDA-E VEA system fits many facilities' needs.
An online tool from the National Fire Protection Association helps facility management and AHJs assess combustible facade fire risk in high-rise buildings.
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.
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.
How to decipher new codes and track the latest trends for effective emergency communications.
Contributor Paul Flannigan discusses the components of fire system inspections.