Release Date: 2011-08-01
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 framework * A fully updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including additional maintenance requirements * New chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology * Operating 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 verifiers...security personnel...insurance companies...and manufacturers. (Softbound, 211 pp., 2012)
Author: National Fire Protection Association
Publisher: National Fire Protection Assn
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Apartment houses
Includes the complete text of the 1997 NFPA 101 with extensive, explanatory commentary. This essential "user's guide" brings you the practical facts you need to make informed decisions and apply the latest requirements with confidence.
Author: Ron Cote
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Take the fast track to compliance! The 2012 NFPA 101r Handbook puts practical answers to Code questions at your fingertips so you're ready to apply requirements correctly. The decisions you make on the job affect lives. That's why when a new Life Safety Coder edition comes out, there's no room for error and no time to lose. You need to get up-to-speed fast so you can hit the ground running, comply right the first time, and avoid costly mistakes, violations, and job delays. Your best source for the knowledge you need to master new requirements is the 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook. Written by leading life safety authorities, this essential full- color NFPA 101 companion provides total compliance support with: Code text for new and existing buildings presented side-by-side for easy comparison -- this feature alone makes the Handbook a must! The full 2012 Life Safety Code text for easy access Expert commentary explains the reasoning and intent behind provisions and provide hands-on examples of how to apply rules, including new and revised provisions affecting health care occupancies, high-rise buildings, CO detection and alarms, and elevator use for occupant evacuation. More visuals than ever before! 150 photos and 400 charts, tables, illustrations, and diagrams -- not found in the Code -- all in full color for better visual clarification of NFPA 101 provisions Vertical rules alert you to Code additions and bullets signal deletions, so it's easy to see what's different in this edition. Matrix comparing the 2009 and 2012 NFPA 101 provides an overview of technical/substantive changes at-a-glance. Life safety depends on you. Shorten the learning curve on the new Code and save lives. Whether you're an architect, designer, contractor, engineer, AHJ, or inspector, you can depend on the 2012 Life Safety Code Handbook to make sure requirements are applied properly to protect building occupants. (Hardbound, Approx. 1,392 pp., 2012)
Author: Robert E. Solomon
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Protect lives and property with state-of-the-art guidance on conducting safe, thorough, accurate inspections! Expanded with updated facts and new chapters! Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest procedures and code requirements, the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual is your step-by-step guide through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations.Formerly the NFPA Inspection Manual, it covers the full range of hazards and gives you solid advice on identifying and correcting problems. Easy-to-follow checklists help you remember and record every important detail. Early chapters provide important background information, while the second half presents inspection guidelines for specific fire protection systems and occupancies that are based on the Life Safety Code®.In addition to discussing fundamentals such as inspection procedures and report writing, this comprehensive manual now includes all-new chapters on Housekeeping and Building Procedures, Water Mist Systems, Day Care Occupancies, Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, and Semi-Conductor Manufacturing. With 150 illustrations, more sample forms, and a larger format, this acclaimed manual is more helpful than ever. Perfect for use in the field, the Manual features a new 8 1/2” x 11” size with full-page checklists at the back of the book linked to individual chapters. Detailed visuals throughout help you understand complicated concepts.Whether you’re just starting your career as a fire inspector or ready to brush up on the basics, the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual has the reliable inspection advice you need.
Continuing advances in patient treatment and medical technology give rise to new safety standards for their application. That's why if you are part of the health care picture, you need the 2002 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities! Written by health care professionals for health care professionals, this widely used Standard contains requirements designed to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in all types of health care facilities.