Nfpa 101 Life Safety Code Handbook 2012 Edition

Author: Ron Cote
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780064641821
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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)

Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual

Author: Nfpa
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449641970
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition is the most up-to-date inspection reference manual for those interested in fire protection, fire safety, and life safety inspections. It provides step-by-step guidance through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations. This text identifies dangerous and hazardous conditions that could be encountered in a structure and spells out the chief areas the inspector should be focused on during an inspection. Inspectors should use the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition to identify existing deficiencies, imminently dangerous conditions, or a fault in a procedure or protocol that may result in a fire. Six new chapters have been added to make sure fire inspectors have the knowledge and resources available to effectively conduct all types of fire inspections. These new chapters include: Chapter 5 Certification and Training for Inspectors Chapter 6 Green Technologies and the Inspector Chapter 24 Commissioning Process for Fire Protection Systems Chapter 25 Accessibility Provisions Chapter 26 Grass, Brush, and Forest Fire Hazards Chapter 27 Tunnels More than three hundred codes and standards form the basis for the criteria, recommendations, and requirements that are found throughout the text. 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(r). This text is packaged with an access code that provides free access to easy-to-follow checklists to help you remember and record every important detail. 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, Ninth Edition has the reliable inspection advice you need."

Fire Protection Systems

Author: A. Maurice Jones Jr.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284035387
Format: PDF
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In addition to architects, engineers, and design professionals, fire fighters also need to understand fire protection systems in order to manage the fire scene and minimize risks to life and property. Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of fire protection systems, their operational abilities and characteristics, and their applications within various types of structures. The new Second Edition meets the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education s (FESHE) Fire Protection Systems model curriculum and covers: Water supply basics, including sources, distribution networks, piping, and hydrants. Active fire protection systems and components, their operational characteristics, and installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. Passive fire protection systems such as firewalls, fire separation assemblies, and fire dampers Smoke control and management systems, gas-based suppression, access and egress control systems, and the code requirements for installation of these systems. Ensure that you are completely up-to-date on the latest fire protection systems and their operational characteristics and abilities with Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition."

Significant Changes to the International Building Code 2012 Edition

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133128173
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gain full access to the most critical updates to the International Building Code®, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated – all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® 2012 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the new 2012 International Building Code®, offering key insights into its contents its implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IBC® to the new 2012 edition.

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management Third Edition

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482206560
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Comprehensive in scope, this totally revamped edition of a bestseller is the ideal desk reference for anyone tasked with hazard control and safety management in the healthcare industry. Presented in an easy-to-read format, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition examines hazard control and safety management as proactive functions of an organization. Like its popular predecessors, the book supplies a complete overview of hazard control, safety management, compliance, standards, and accreditation in the healthcare industry. This edition includes new information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, and recent OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management requirements and regulatory changes. The book illustrates valuable insights and lessons learned by author James T. Tweedy, executive director of the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers. In the text, Mr. Tweedy touches on the key concepts related to safety management that all healthcare leaders need to understand. Identifies common factors that are often precursors to accidents in the healthcare industry Examines the latest OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management Requirements and Standards Covers facility safety, patient safety, hazardous substance safety, imaging and radiation safety, infection control and prevention, and fire safety management Includes references to helpful information from federal agencies, standards organizations, and voluntary associations Outlining a proactive hazard control approach based on leadership involvement, the book identifies the organizational factors that support accident prevention. It also examines organizational dynamics and supplies tips for improving organizational knowledge management. Complete with accompanying checklists and sample management plans that readers can immediately put to use, this text is currently the primary study reference for the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional Examination.