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NFPA, the National Fire Protection Association, is a global nonprofit organization established in 1896. The NFPA’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. The leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety standards, NFPA membership totals more than 75,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations. NFPA’s 300 codes and standards are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation around the world. Standards from NFPA-Fire are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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NFPA 70E-2018

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, 2018 edition

Keep the workplace safe from electrical hazards using the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E®. In a fraction of a second, an electrical incident can claim lives and cause permanently disabling injuries. In fact, hundreds of deaths and thousands of burn injuries occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast -- and most could be prevented through compliance with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E responds to the latest information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It provides vital information that helps you comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. Make sure everyone goes home at night. New NFPA 70E explicitly states that the first priority must be the elimination of the hazard. The Standard continues to evolve to address risk assessment and introduces human factors, such as human error, as part of that assessment. Annex Q, Human Performance and Workplace Electrical Safety, is included to provide guidance. NFPA 70E emphasizes the need to use the hierarchy of risk controls, by moving it from an informational note into the text of the Standard. NFPA 70E now explicitly states that the first priority must be the elimination of the hazard. Other changes in this edition: A modified arc flash hazard identification table [Table 130.7(C)(15)(A)(a)] makes it easier to determine the likelihood that an arc flash could occur. Reorganized Article 120 presents the requirements for establishing an electrically safe work condition in a logical order of application of the program. Changes to Article 320 introduce voltage thresholds of 100 Vdc specifically for batteries and battery rooms to cover the unique situations in these locations. Extensively revised, Article 330 on lasers now focuses on safety-related maintenance issues rather than issues associated with laser use. Article 350 introduces an Electrical Safety Authority as a possible authority having jurisdiction for laboratories. Bring your company's electrical safety program up-to-date and give employees critical knowledge. If you're responsible for ensuring workers are protected from shock and arc flash hazards, use the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E along with NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and NFPA 70B: Electrical Equipment Maintenance. Together, the "Big Three" help you protect your personnel and your company from tragic loss. NFPA 70E is a vital tool for contractors, risk managers, engineers, building managers, owners, and everyone concerned with ending electrical-related accidents, liability, and loss. (Softbound, 104 pp., 2018)


NFPA 10-2018

NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2018 edition

Select, use, and maintain portable fire extinguishers that are appropriate to the hazard. Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.  Portable fire extinguishers are a critical first line of defense against small fires. For the best protection, be sure to select, use, and maintain extinguishers using the latest requirements as presented in the most up-to-date edition of NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.  The 2018 edition includes clarified provisions for:  Electronic monitoring Obsolete extinguishers Extinguishers installed in areas containing oxidizers Extinguisher signs Extinguisher mounting equipment and cabinets Other recent changes expand the Standard's scope:  A new requirement addresses maintenance of hose stations that are used in lieu of extinguishers. The fire classification marking system is expanded to include markings for extinguishers rated for Class AC and Class AK, while removing information on obsolete equipment.  Guard against small fires with new NFPA 10, your all-in-one resource for portable fire extinguisher.  Whether you're a servicer, facility manager or owner, or technician, you can depend on this important Standard for current, comprehensive rules for the distribution, placement, maintenance, operation, and inspection of equipment -- as well as testing and recharging.



NFPA 70-2017

NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2017 edition

This article contains only those definitions essential to the application of this Code. It is not intended to include commonly defined general terms or commonly defined technical terms from related codes and standards. In general, only those terms that are used in two or more articles are defined in Article 100. Other definitions are included in the article in which they are used but may be referenced in Article 100. Part I of this article contains definitions intended to apply wherever the terms are used throughout this Code. Part II contains definitions applicable to installations and equipment operating at over 1000 volts, nominal.


NFPA 101-2018

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2018 edition

Major changes and an expanded scope make the 2018 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code essential in any occupancy -- from assembly to health care, industrial, and residential. As the built environment and risks evolve, so do the challenges to protect people from fire and related hazards. NFPA's Life Safety Code is the most widely used source for strategies for occupant safety throughout the life of a building. Vital for architects, engineers, building owners and building managers, hospital administrators, and AHJs, NFPA 101 covers it all: Egress, sprinklers, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, special hazard protection, and much more. For the 2018 edition, the scope of NFPA 101 is expanded to include hazardous materials emergencies, injuries from falls, and emergency communications. The Code provides a flexible approach that adapts to nontraditional use of buildings; innovative designs; and new technologies, materials, and construction practices. It addresses life safety in both new and existing structures. Significant changes for the 2018 edition include: New requirements for hazardous materials protection of other than fire-related hazards (Chapter 8) A new reference to NFPA 4 for integrated fire protection and life safety system testing, and new provisions for risk analyses for mass notification systems (Chapter 9) Animal housing facilities added as special structures (Chapter 11) Added requirements for carbon-monoxide detection in new assembly occupancies and new residential board and care occupancies (Chapters 12 and 32) Added criteria for door locking to prevent unwanted entry in educational, day care, and business occupancies (Chapters 14-17, 38, and 39) A mandatory sprinkler requirement for all but very small new educational occupancies (Chapter 14) New provisions that permit health care and ambulatory health care smoke compartments up to 40,000 ft2 (3720 m2) in area (Chapters 18 and 19) Added requirements for bathtub and shower grab bars, which are then referenced by numerous occupancy chapters (Chapter 24) Added requirements for attic protection requirements that impact certain new hotels and dormitories and apartment buildings (Chapters 28 and 30) A new reference to NFPA 99 for medical gases in business occupancies (Chapters 38 and 39) A new Annex C that offers guidance on several NFPA hazardous materials standards to assist users with the new hazardous materials protection requirements


NFPA 80-2019

NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2019 edition

This standard regulates the installation and maintenance of assemblies and devices used to protect openings in walls, floors, and ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of buildings. With the exception of fabric fire safety curtain assemblies, this standard addresses assemblies that have been subjected to standardized fire tests. (See Chapter 20.) Incinerator doors, record room doors, and vault doors are not covered in this standard. Requirements for horizontally sliding, vertically sliding, and swinging doors as used in this standard do not apply to hoistway doors for elevators and dumbwaiters. This standard does not cover fire resistance glazing materials and horizontally sliding accordion or folding assemblies fabricated for use as walls and tested as wall assemblies in accordance with ASTM E119, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials, or ANSI/UL 263, Standard for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. The purpose of this document is to set national standards for the installation and maintenance of assemblies used to protect openings in walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent or retard the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of buildings. This document is also intended to give guidance to authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) so they can determine in the field if an assembly meets the requirements and standards outlined in this document and if maintenance standards have been maintained. It is not the purpose of this standard to establish the degree of protection required or to constitute the approval of any product.


NFPA 99-2018

NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code, 2018 edition

The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code makes performance criteria more usable, enforceable, and adoptable. A must-have resource for everyone involved in health care safety, NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code provides performance criteria for health care facilities that follow a risk-based approach, where it is the risk posed to patients and staff, not the type of building, that defines safety guidelines. Provisions govern installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances -- including medical gas and vacuum systems. Major changes in the 2018 edition broaden the Code's scope and help you work more efficiently to ensure health care safety: Requirements addressing the risk assessment in Chapter 4 have been revised to clarify the responsibility for conducting a risk assessment and determining risk categories. Chapter 5 includes requirements that now allow for the use of oxygen concentrators as central supply sources for piped medical gas systems. Corrugated medical tubing is now a permitted material for medical gas and vacuum systems. Chapter 6 is completely reorganized to group related requirements, allowing for the deletion of duplicated requirements for different types of EES. Chapter 7 now includes requirements for wireless phone and paging integration as well as for clinical information systems. Chapter 14 compiles all of the requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance for hyperbaric facilities into one section. A new Chapter 15, Dental Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems is dedicated to the application of piped gas and vacuum systems for these systems that do not always readily fall under the requirements for medical gas and vacuum as addressed in Chapter 5. Requirements for fire extinguisher selection are included in Chapter 16 for spaces unique to health care facilities. Keep health care facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe. Update now. NFPA 99 users include contractors, engineers, facility managers, AHJs, plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers, security personnel, insurance companies, and manufacturers. (Softbound, 207 pp., 2018)


NFPA 70B-2019

NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, 2019 edition

This recommended practice applies to preventive maintenance for electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment and is not intended to duplicate or supersede instructions that manufacturers normally provide. Systems and equipment covered are typical of those installed in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings, and large multifamily residential complexes. Consumer appliances and equipment intended primarily for use in the home are not included. The purpose of this recommended practice is to reduce hazards to life and property that can result from failure or malfunction of industrial-type electrical systems and equipment. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of these recommendations for an effective electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) program have been prepared with the intent of providing a better understanding of benefits, both direct and intangible, that can be derived from a well-administered EPM program. This recommended practice explains the function, requirements, and economic considerations that can be used to establish such an EPM program.


NFPA 652-2019

NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, 2019 edition

This standard shall provide the basic principles of and requirements for identifying and managing the fire and explosion hazards of combustible dusts and particulate solids. This standard shall provide the minimum general requirements necessary to manage the fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards posed by combustible dusts and directs the user to other NFPA standards for industry- and commodityspecific requirements.


NFPA 13-2019

NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2019 edition

This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard. This standard shall not provide requirements for the design or installation of water mist fire protection systems. Water mist fire protection systems shall not be considered fire sprinkler systems. The design and installation of water mist fire protection systems shall comply with NFPA 750. This standard is written with the assumption that the sprinkler system shall be designed to protect against a single fire originating within the building. The purpose of this standard shall be to provide a reasonable degree of protection for life and property from fire through standardization of design, installation, and testing requirements for sprinkler systems, including private fire service mains, based on sound engineering principles, test data, and field experience. Sprinkler systems and private fire service mains are specialized fire protection systems and shall require design and installation by knowledgeable and experienced personnel.


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