Blog Post created by rsolomon Employee on Jun 30, 2015

In case you missed it, we all get an extra second today to allow us to catch up on those last minute (last second?) projects. THE VERGE (among many publications) has a nice article about the necessity of the leap second.  Time is a commodity that we could always use more of and an extra second really won’t make a huge difference but we’ll take it.  Time is also winding down on the Public Input (PI) closing dates for the Annual 2017 revision cycle for a number of NFPA codes and standards.  NFPA’s online process for submitting proposed changes (Public Inputs) allows you to make greater use of your time by making it simple, easy and very efficient to let our technical committees know what you want to see changed or revised.  Forty-six NFPA codes, standards, guides and recommended practices are in this revision cycle and nearly all of them have a PI closing date of July 6, 2015.  A few of my favorites coming up are NFPA 1, NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000.  Go to the next edition tab on the document page and simply click the “Submit Public Input online” link and you are off and running.  The complete list of documents open for Public Input can be located here: Annual 2017 Documents  NFPA knows your time is valuable and your knowledge of what can be improved upon, what new technologies need to be addressed or what hazards are emerging that our committees need to take a closer look at is equally valuable.
Your contribution to
eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards is what makes NFPA successful on a daily basis.  If you can, please take the extra second we all get today and add a few moments to it to address those one or two changes you always thought would make the code or standard better.