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Debunking Life Safety Code® myths in the new NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on May 15, 2015

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In his In Compliance column in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal, Ron Coté, principal life safety engineer at NFPA, debunks two myths that often pop up around NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.

The first myth Coté addresses is that all assembly occupancy rooms with an occupancy load more than 50 must have a second egress door. Not true, Coté writes, although many do have second exit access doors “in order not to violate the common path of travel limitation,” Coté writes.

Secondly, Coté debunks the myth that exit signs are required at exits only. The signs are actually reguired in three locations: at exits, in the exit access, and in exit access corridors of new construction.

Learn more about these specific rules in Coté’s new column in the latest issue of NFPA Journal



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