While safety is everybody’s business, the focus on safety and disaster prevention sometimes gets put on the back burner. Work priorities, busy production schedules and a overworked maintenance staff can de-prioritize your safety program.
NFPA codes and standards exist to help companies prevent accidents and disasters and to protect your employees. At ETTER, we use the NFPA codes and standards in our Combustion Safety Audit program. We’ll complete a detailed audit of your facility’s combustion systems and we’ll provide a report documenting of our findings and making recommendations for bringing non-compliant equipment into compliance with current combustion safety standards.
What is NFPA? Founded in 1896, NFPA grew out of a meeting on sprinkler standards. The Bylaws of the Association that were first established in 1896 embody the spirit of the codes and standards development process. Article 2 of these bylaws states in part: “The purposes of the Association shall be to promote the science and improve the methods of fire protection and prevention, electrical safety and other related safety goals; to obtain and circulate information and promote education and research on these subjects; and to secure the cooperation of its members and the public in establishing proper safeguards against loss of life and property.” The NFPA mission today is accomplished by advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education for safety related issues. NFPA’s National Fire Codes® are administered by more than 250 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 8,000 volunteers and are adopted and used throughout the world. NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization with more than 70,000 members from over 100 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association’s mission. (Source: NPFA Standards Directory 2015)
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