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REPEAT SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATOR US CHUTES INC. FAILS TO CORRECT HAZARDS, 'NEEDLESSLY PLACES ITS WORKERS AT RISK' OF ILLNESS, INJURY
U.S. Department of Labor | May 26, 2016 BOS 2016-081 Repeat safety and health violator US Chutes Inc. fails to correct hazards,'needlessly places its workers at risk' of illness, injury Litchfield CoRead More...

OSHA SCHEDULES MEETING OF NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
May 25, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety aRead More...

OSHA: OHIO GUN SHOP'S LEAD, RESPIRATORY HAZARDS ENDANGER WORKERS
May 25, 2016 OSHA: Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers Pro Armament faces $194K in fines for failing to correct deficiencies CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Federal safety and health inRead More...

OBSTRUCTED EMERGENCY EXITS AT TWO NEW ROCHELLE CVS STORES: OSHA
U.S. Department of Labor | May 25, 2016 BOS 2016-079 Obstructed emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores: OSHA Similar hazard found at other stores; retailer faces $88k in fines for repeated haRead More...

WORKER LOSES PART OF FINGER IN UNGUARDED MACHINE AT BEARING MANUFACTURER
May 25, 2016 Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at bearing manufacturer Employer name: The Timken Company, Bucyrus, Ohio Citations issued: May 18, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Read More...

SIDE-BY-SIDE FIRES TO BE SET BY THE CONNECTICUT FIRE SPRINKLER COALITION TO HELP RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND RISKS AND HOME SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
"Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it," says Keith Flood, chairman of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition. That's why the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition will intentionally light two fires in front of a live audience on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Cheshire Fire Department. Read More...

METRO CHIEFS MEET IN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2016 annual conference in Long Beach, California from May 13-18. Approximately 120 Metro Chiefs from Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Section’s 2016-2017 officers and board members. Read More...

SUMMER SEASON: PEAK TIME FOR GRILLING FIRES
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Read More...

NFPA, IAFC AND NVFC LAUNCH 2016 SAFETY STAND DOWN QUIZ SWEEPSTAKES
As part of the 2016 Safety Stand Down, the “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz reinforces the training messages behind this year’s theme, “The First Five Minutes of Fire Attack.” Read More...

SHOULD PEOPLE SLEEP WITH THE DOOR OPEN OR CLOSED TO BEST PROTECT THEMSELVES IN A HOME FIRE
Should you sleep with your bedroom door opened or closed? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer isn’t quite so clear-cut. Many variables, including where people sleep in their homes and the location of their smoke alarms, make it challenging to craft a one-size-fits-all answer. Read More...

MAY/JUNE ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL PREVIEWS UPCOMING CODE CHANGES, THE MAKING OF A NEW NFPA STANDARD, AND COMBUSTIBLE DECORATIVE FEATURES ON BUILDINGS
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), offers a preview of the 2017 editions of the National Electrical Fire Code® (NEC®)and NFPA 25, Standard for The Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems and the key changes coming to both. The issue also examines the making of NFPA 1616, Standard for Mass Evacuation and Sheltering—the new standard for mass evacuations and sheltering—and looks at combustible decorative features of buildings on the Las Vegas strip. Read More...

COUNCIL OF CANADIAN FIRE MARSHALS FIRE COMMISSIONERS AND THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION BRING ELECTRIC, HYBRID AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE SAFETY TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO CANADA
The Council of Canadian Fire Marshals Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a license agreement to deliver an Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety Training Program for Emergency Responders throughout Canada based on materials originally developed by NFPA for U.S. first responders. Read More...

THE U.S. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NOW REQUIRES FACILITIES TO COMPLY WITH THE 2012 EDITIONS OF NFPA 101 AND NFPA 99
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities that requires health care facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® (LSC) to the 2012 edition; and mandates direct compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for the first time. Since 1970, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers and related facilities have needed to demonstrate that their fire and life safety programs satisfied different editions of NFPA 101 in order to meet the requirements of the Conditions of Participation (COP), as defined by CMS. Read More...

NFPA EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY DURING NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH
Electricity plays a major role in our daily lives but we can often take its power and the convenience it provides, along with its potential for fire-related hazards, for granted. That is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which works to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical fire safety during the month of May. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES “DON’T WAIT: CHECK THE DATE! REPLACE SMOKE ALARMS EVERY 10 YEARS” AS OFFICIAL THEME FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 9-15, 2016
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced. Read More...

MEGAN RÜGER WINS NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTEST FOR NFPA’S 2016 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
Singer/songwriter Megan RĂĽger was announced today as the winner of a national anthem singer contest sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF LIFE SAFETY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY PROFESSIONALS
The program is the result of extensive market research that indicated a strong desire among health care facility professionals to have a credential that highlights their advanced knowledge of the many life safety challenges within a health care environment, and the strategies needed to keep their facilities in compliance with NFPA codes. Read More...

NFPA LAUNCHES FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING SUPPORT FUND AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards, has created the NFPA Fire Protection Engineering Support Fund to further fire protection engineering (FPE) education and research at Oklahoma State University, the University of Maryland and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Read More...

NFPA, CAMPUS FIREWATCH, CPSC, AND USFA PROMOTE SEE IT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT FIRE SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE OFF-CAMPUS FIRE DEATHS AT U.S. COLLEGE
As part of an effort to help reduce fire deaths on U.S. college campuses, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Campus Firewatch, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote See It Before You Sign It, a campaign aimed at parents and college students to raise awareness about off-campus housing fire hazards. The campaign provides information and action steps for families currently searching for off-campus housing for the fall term. Read More...

NFPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS, JUNE 13-16, 2016
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its annual Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, this June 13-16. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical and building safety, the NFPA Conference and Expo brings together thousands of professionals, from building managers and contractors, to public fire service and enforcement agencies. Read More...

DISCLOSURESAVE INTEGRATES NFPA’S FIREWISE PROGRAM IN NATURAL HAZARD DISCLOSURE REPORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and DisclosureSave, LLC announced today that DisclosureSave will integrate NFPA’s Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program data into its California Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) report, starting April 5, 2016. Read More...

NFPA RELEASES BANGLADESH READY-MADE GARMENT INDUSTRY FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT REPORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry High-Level Assessment Report, an appraisal and gap analysis of Bangladesh fire and building safety standards, protocols, inspection procedures and training programs. The final report includes short-term and long-term recommendations that provide a road map for sustainable electrical, fire and life safety in RMG manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh. Read More...

NFPA JOURNAL LOOKS AT THE RESURGENCE OF LNG, SPRINKLER-PROTECTION FOR IN-RACK STORAGE AND MORE IN MARCH-APRIL EDITION
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), looks at the resurgence of liquefied natural gas, in-rack storage sprinkler protection innovations, and issues related to membrane enclosures. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES 2016 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has selected Sherrie Leeka, public education officer for the Westminster Fire Department, Westminster, Colo., the 2016 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Leeka will be recognized at NFPA’s Conference and Expo, the premier event in fire and life safety, this June in Las Vegas. Read More...

NFPA AND DOMINOS TO DELIVER FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES TO HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s Pizza® (NYSE: DPZ) are teaming up to deliver a special message to customers this daylight saving time: remember to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks. To help spread the message, Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will deliver fliers with fire safety tips on top of pizza boxes to customers throughout participating markets in March. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER CONTEST FOR 2016 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its third annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 13, 2016. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website or NFPA Facebook page by March 27th to be considered. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting between April 1 and April 24, 2016. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF RAFA YAĂ‘EZ AS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER IN LATIN AMERICA
In an effort to better meet the needs of Latin America and Spain, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has hired Rafa Yañez, an experienced business development and electrical safety executive, to work to train customers, providers, instructors and new educational partners in the region. Yañez will report to NFPA’s business operations team and work closely with the organization’s international operations team to share NFPA’s information and knowledge throughout the region. Read More...

FIIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL SUPPRESSION, DETECTION AND SIGNALING SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced that its 20th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SupDet 2016) will be held March 1-4, 2016 at the Doubletree San Antonio Downtown in San Antonio, Texas. Read More...

NFPA AND ASIS ACTIVE SHOOTER MEETING ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR BETTER GUIDANCE AND COORDINATION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS) recently hosted a joint stakeholder meeting to address active shooting incidents. More than 100 experts from the security, fire, law enforcement, EMS, life safety, professional associations and government fields discussed existing resources, the crossover between security and fire disciplines, operational solutions, management procedures, building design and construction issues, and cost considerations with an emphasis on preparation and planning. The intent of the collaborative effort was, and will continue to be, to examine gaps and exchange knowledge as they relate to active shooter events. Read More...

PRO BOARD RECOGNIZES FIRE SERVICE TRAINING AGENCIES FOR ACCREDITATION AND RE ACCREDITATION
At its annual Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Florida, the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, The Pro Board, formally recognized the accreditation of the following fire service training agencies Read More...

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