Specialty Technical Publishers Issues Update to Fire Codes Guide Reflecting Changes to Fire Codes in Four U.S. States

Four States To Adopt Different NFPA and ICC Fire Codes

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STP’s authors and editors take great pains to ensure that we keep our subscribers completely up to date with the latest legislative changes and their implications for state and local governments, auditors and EHS professionals.

North Vancouver, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

Specialty Technical Publishers has issued an update to its guide: Fire Code Management of Hazardous Materials: The Essential Guide which enables facilities at state and local government level to assess their compliance with the fire codes that have been adopted by the majority of U.S. states.

The four states in the process of changing their fire code designations are:

  •     Georgia - previously adopted IFC 2006 and will now adopt IFC 2012
  •     Idaho - previously adopted IFC 2009 and will now adopt IFC adopt 2012
  •     Montana - previously adopted IFC 2009 and will now adopt IFC 2012
  •     Louisiana - previously adopted NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2009, and will now adopt NFPA 1-FC 2012).

Each U.S. state must comply with fire codes in line with standards enforced by bodies including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC, which produces the International Fire Code).

Specialty Technical Publishers’ guide is used by government agencies, fire departments, corporate EHS managers and auditors across small and large manufacturing and service organizations throughout the United States. It includes a state adoption table for all 50 states and covers the hazardous materials requirements specified by the following fire codes:

  •     National Fire Protection Association standards (NFPA standards including NFPA 1-2000; NFPA 1-UFC 2003; NFPA UFC-1 2006 ; NFPA FC 1-2009; NFPA 1-FC 2012)
  •     International Fire Code (IFC, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012).

The latest update to the Fire Codes publication also includes three new rulebooks which have been added to expand coverage of the IFC 2012 Fire Code module:

  •     Rulebook T: Combustible Dust-Producing Operations, which addresses requirements and prohibitions aimed at reducing dust explosion hazards.
  •     Rulebook U: Aerosols, and Rulebook V: Organic Peroxides, which address the standards applicable to storage and use of aerosols and organic peroxides in quantities exceeding and not exceeding their respective maximum allowable quantity per control area (MAQ).

Steve Britten, Acting President of STP notes “Changes to important standards like Fire Codes are sometimes complex and difficult to keep pace with. STP’s authors and editors take great pains to ensure that we keep our subscribers completely up to date with the latest legislative changes and their implications for state and local governments, auditors and EHS professionals.”

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