• In June's issue of NFPA News: proposed TIAs on NFPA 85 and 5000, NEC First Draft Report available, final results and transcripts from Tech Session and more...

    The June issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: •Comments sought on proposed TIAs to NFPA 85 and NFPA 5000 •NEC® First Draft Re...
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  • What "Categories" Would Help You Find Building & Life Safety Information in Xchange?

      You may have noticed that we recently added some "Category" folders to the Building & Life Safety Forum. Having Categories will help keep all of the great information you share here on Xchange organized, a...
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  • Health Care Section Codes and Standards Review Committee Meets in Chicago

    The NFPA health care section’s, Codes and Standards Review Committee met today to discuss the documents that are up for consideration at the Technical Session on Wednesday and Thursday. This committee reviews th...
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  • The Joint Commission Update

    In one of today’s educational sessions, Anne Guglielmo of The Joint Commission, gave an update to a packed room on the Top 10 challenging environment of care and life safety standards that have the highest rate ...
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  • Health Care Interpretations Task Force Meets at NFPA Conference

    The Health Care Interpretations Task Force (HITF), met yesterday and discussed a number of items. Some of the topics addressed include the following:   Non-fixed furniture in corridors exceeding 8 ft. in width ...
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  • CO Detection Requirements in the Life Safety Code

    Often referred to as "the silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas which, if left undetected, can kill building occupants without their ever knowing they were in danger. CO is a...
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  • Visit the Networking Stations at the C&E

    On Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, there will be 8 Networking Stations set up throughout the hallways during the 10:30-11:00 am breaks between Educational Sessions—4 on each of the two floors where the Edu...
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  • T01 - Changes to NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 2016 Edition

    Hot off the press! Interested in learning about the 2016 editions of NFPA 80 and NFPA 105?  Come join me for session T01 NFPA 80-2016, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, and NFPA 105-2016, Sta...
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  • Community Risk Reduction

    NFPA 1300, Standard for Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Plans, is a proposed standard that is still in the drafting phase.  The document release and first edition is yet to be determined as the draft will need to ...
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  • Sept/Oct 2015 In Compliance: NFPA 70E

      Ties that Bind   Proposed 2017 NEC Changes that promote safe work practices in line with NFPA 70E. BY JEFFREY SARGENT   Author(s): Jeff Sargent. Published on September 1, 2015.   WHILE NFPA 70E&...
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  • Spotlight on: Healthcare Facilities

    We realize that different types of buildings and occupancies present unique challenges. In this discussion, we're putting the spotlight on healthcare facilities. Do you work in or with this type of occupancy? If so,&#...
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  • NFPA staff answers technical questions

    I’m excited about the roll-out of the NFPA community XChange which might be used in the future to answer technical questions. For now NFPA’s technical questions service—also commonly referred to as &...
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  • Important Health Care Codes Open for Input

    While those involved in health care engineering and life safety for health care facilities are still awaiting CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code...
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  • Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, other disasters and your emergency generator

    With the natural disasters that have become major headlines over the past few years, what happened to the emergency generators during these disasters was pushed into the light. Generators ran out of fuel, failed to st...
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  • 5 Seconds of Summer Guitarist Catches Fire

    It was like watching Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial all over again. Guitarist Michael Clifford of the popular Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer recently found out the hard way what happens when you get too cl...
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  • School Lock-Downs – blending security with traditional fire and life safety

    The names can be hauntingly familiar—Cleveland, Lindhurst, Pearl, Westside, Columbine, Red Lake, Nickel Mines, Virginia Tech, Chardon, Sandy Hook. They represent sites of school violence tragedies that will torm...
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  • Debunking a myth on assembly space doors

    MYTH:  Any assembly occupancy room with an occupant load of more than 50 must have a second egress door.   Assembly occupancy exits are typically accessed via a corridor or lobby and take the form of enclo...
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  • Exit signs are required at more than just exits

    The egress provisions of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address marking of the means of egress (i.e., exit signs). Exit signs encompass both exit and directional exit signs. Some exit signs provide only the wo...
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  • The Chicago EXIT sign – pointing the way to safety

    The June 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place offers attendees the opportunity to view EXIT signs with directional indicators that are different from those found on EXIT signs in many jur...
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  • List of Annual 2015 documents issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards

    If an NFPA Standard receives no Notice of Intent to Make a Motions (NITMAMs) that result in one or more Certified Amending Motions, the Standard is considered a Consent Standard. A Consent Standard is not presented at...
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