NFPA 2008 Revision Cycle: Changes Proposed to 15 Codes, Standards

The National Fire Protection Association is proposing changes to 15 codes and standards for the 2008 revision cycle. NFPA revises safety guidelines in response to user feedback, advances in technology, research, fires, and lessons learned from incidents. Four of the revisions--to NFPA 59A, NFPA 70E®, NFPA 101®, and NFPA 720--present significant changes. Highlights of proposed changes to these codes and standards include:

NFPA 59A--Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

  • Testing to develop new vapor dispersion protocols
  • Testing to measure radiant heat
  • Reorganization of chapters involving training, fire protection safety, and security
  • Change in fire hazard nomenclature
  • Revised definitions for "single containment container" and "double containment container"

NFPA 70E®--Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

  • Revision of Article 320, Safety Requirements Related to Batteries and Battery Rooms
  • Addition of Article 350, Safety-Related Work Requirements: Research and Development Laboratories
  • Revision of Annex F to include risk analysis
  • New Annex O, Safety-Related Design Information

NFPA 101®--Life Safety Code®

  • Elevator use in emergencies
  • Supplemental evacuation equipment
  • Electrically controlled egress doors
  • Locking of elevator lobby exit access doors
  • Inspection of door openings
  • Exit stair path markings
  • Area of refuge communication systems
  • Remoteness of exit accesses and exit discharges

NFPA 720--Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning Equipment in Dwelling Units

  • NFPA 720 will become the Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment
  • Change in scope--as indicated by the new title, the scope of NFPA 720 will apply to all buildings and structures, not just dwelling units
  • Commercial CO detection systems requirements

These codes and standards will be presented at the World Safety Conference & Exposition in June. The new codes will carry a 2009 edition date, though they may be available by the end of 2008, NFPA says. For more information and to view all 15 codes and standards, visit: www.nfpa.org/.

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