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cathylongley
Click to view content                          NFPA has released a new fact sheet in English and Spanish to help clear up misconceptions about ammonium nitrate dangers. The resource for code officials, business owners, and facility managers was developed following the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon that reportedly killed 190 people, injured 6,500 more,… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view content  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host a Considerations for Warehouse Fire Safety webinar on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) for contractors, installers, engineers, facility managers and code officials.   In recent months, we have seen large scale warehouse fires in Redlands, California at a distribution… (Show more)
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jimpauley
Click to view contentThis infographic is also available in Spanish at www.nfpa.org/foundation   I recently sat in on an information-sharing session called Coffee Time at NFPA. Coffee Times are conducted (internally, but virtually these days) by staff looking to apprise colleagues about projects underway, efforts completed, or issues bubbling up for NFPA audiences.  … (Show more)
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vboutin
Click to view content  I know I'm not the only one who walks into a building and immediately starts looking around to see what kind of life safety features a building has. When I’m looking around, I’m usually comparing what I see to what I know is required per NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Sometimes, I have to remind myself that although what I see doesn’t align with… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view contentMany restaurants, schools, offices, and other businesses have been using outdoor spaces to run and stay open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with portable outdoor heaters increasingly being used to reduce the chill as temperatures drop. To help ensure that outdoor propane and electric heaters are used safely and in accordance with NFPA 1, Fire Code… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view contentNFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation have signed an updated MOU to collaborate with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on activities related to emergency responder PPE, as well as the development of standards concerning first responder safety, deployment, operations, and the protection of emergency… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view contentCrowd management has been a long-standing life safety challenge for both fire-related and non-fire emergencies in assembly occupancies. The lack of data-informed situational awareness to identify rapid changes in crowd density, movement, and other behaviors presents challenges to crowd managers. Although tramplings, crowd crushes, and other… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentIn late September, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two videos of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards in the… (Show more)
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kspencer
Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real time while on the job. In September, the platform introduced the four most recent editions of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentThe concept of an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) has been in safety standards for a very long time. It is important that the persons using a standard understand what is required in order to determine compliance with the standard. NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace  and all other NFPA standards define an AHJ as an… (Show more)
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