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  • Hot Work Progress in MA

    The recent ordinance amending the fire code that passed in the city of Boston impacted hot work permitting.  Working with the BFD, NFPA's involvement is creating a safer environment for performing hot work in Bos...
    last modified by ncomeau
  • Hot Work: Area Classification

    Some areas may never be approved for hot work, and these are called nonpermissible areas. These may be areas where sprinklers are impaired, or where an explosive atmosphere could develop due to combustible dust or fla...
    last modified by kcaponigro
  • Hot Work: Fire Watch Knowledge

    Yesterday, I showed a clip that explained when a fire watch is required. Today's clip explains what the fire watch is required to know, and what he or she should be looking for.   I'll be posting one more clip t...
    last modified by kcaponigro
  • Hot Work: Fire Watch

    Today’s Hot Work Safety clip discusses when and where a fire watch is needed when performing hot work, and for a period of time after the work is completed.   These requirements can be found in section 5.5...
    last modified by kcaponigro
  • Hot Work Permit

    The 2014 edition of NFPA 51B now specifies that a hot work permit may be valid for a maximum of 24 hours. For a period exceeding 24 hours, there is a significant chance that personnel and conditions may change, and re...
    last modified by kcaponigro
  • What is hot work?

    Does NFPA 51B apply to the work that is going to be performed?  That is the main question to ask yourself before applying the requirements in the Standard.   NFPA 51B does not apply to candles, pyrotechnics...
    last modified by lmontville
  • Disaster Resiliency and NFPA Standards Executive Summary

    Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Disaster Resiliency and NFPA Codes and Standards" (PDF, 2 MB) Author: Kenneth W. Dungan, P.E., Performance Design Technologies Date of issue: December 2014   The lit...
    last modified by ryan.quinn