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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: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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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 101-2012

Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition

Responsive. Progressive. Dynamic. Occupant safety takes another leap forward with the 2012 Life Safety Code®! Nontraditional use of buildings...innovative technologies, materials, and construction practices. As the built environment and societal expectations change, so do the challenges to protect people from fire and related hazards. Fully updated to reflect the latest industry developments and lessons learned, the 2012 NFPA 101® raises occupant safety to a whole new level.For protecting lives in all types of occupancies -- assembly, residential, health care, industrial, and more -- nothing else comes close!NFPA®'s Life Safety Code is the most widely used source for strategies for occupant safety throughout the life cycle of a building. Unique in the field, it is the only document that addresses life safety in both new and existing structures. From egress, sprinklers, and alarms to emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special hazard protection, the LSC covers it!Stay on top of important updates, including:All new high-rise buildings must comply with the high-rise building package, promoting consistency in protection regardless of occupancy type.Revisions in health care occupancy rules foster a more comfortable, home-like environment.New rules for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms or detection systems in certain residential living unitsChanges for exit stair enclosure path markingsEgress chapter provisions for safe use of elevators for occupant evacuationRelaxation of the means of egress provisions for unoccupied building service equipment support areasMake sure your knowledge is up-to-date and your jobs are up-to-code. Base your decisions on the 2012 NFPA 101 and tackle safety challenges effectively. (Softbound, 489 pp., 2012)

NFPA 99-2012

Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 Edition

Featuring a groundbreaking shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach, the 2012 NFPA 99 ushers in a new era in health care safety!In response to an increasingly decentralized health care system, a growing array of high-tech procedures, and new security demands, the 2012 NFPA 99 has reinvented itself to reflect a new environment where it is the risk that a procedure poses to patients and staff, not the location where it is conducted, that defines safety guidelines. Its new title -- Health Care Facilities Code -- signifies that it is rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and adoptable.Completely reorganized, this new benchmark advances health care facility safety with major changes such as...A new risk-based frameworkA fully updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including additional maintenance requirementsNew chapters on security, fire protection, and information technologyOperating rooms are considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise.Move up to a new level of protection and keep facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe from harm.The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers...AHJs...plumbers...gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and companies...and manufacturers. (Softbound, Approx. 276 pp., 2012)*Looking for NFPA 99C: Gas and Vacuum Systems?Starting in 2012, NFPA 99C will no longer be a stand-alone document. Instead, NFPA® provides 3 options.

    The former NFPA 99C content can be found in Chapters 1-5 of the 2012 NFPA 99 on this pageAccess all of the former NFPA 99C medical gas and vacuum systems content in Chapters 1-5 of the 2012 NFPA 99 HandbookNFPA's brand-new and best value Medical Gas and Vacuum System Installation Handbook with all the latest rules for Category 1-3 systems plus expert insights, examples, and visuals that help you understand and apply them correctly.

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 33-2016

NFPA 33 Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, 2016 edition

1.1 Scope. This standard identifies the minimum job performance requirements for the airport fire fighter who is responsible for aircraft rescue and fire fighting.


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