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  Life Safety and Fire Prevention

The Life Safety and Fire Prevention program ensures that building construction and protection features are present to minimize the danger to life and property from fire and similar emergencies. Life safety focuses on egress and additional safeguards necessary to protect occupants and structures. Therefore, the occupancy type, function, and other characteristics of buildings are considered in their design, operation, and maintenance. Employee education, protection, and prevention of loss due to fire are major efforts within this program area. 

Sr. Fire Prevention Specialist: Peter Boving x5212 bovingpa@mail.nih.gov

• Frequently Asked Questions

• Fire Prevention Inspection Checklist (Oct 2003 is current version)
• Fire Extinguisher tag example

Portable Electric Heaters
• Electrical Safety - The Shocking Truth

Corridor Clearance and Use Guidelines
• Assembly areas for building evacuations
Emergency Action Plan
• Fire Prevention Plan
• Confined Space

Series of Monthly Fire and Life Safety Topics

 

SafetyGrams

Compliance manual


Safety Grams:

Safety Tips during the Holiday Season

Emergency Exits
Fire Prevention
Flammable Storage in Freezers

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EHS: Operations manual

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Other Links

American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists

http://www.acgih.org/

American Industrial Hygiene Association

http://www.aiha.org/

American National Standards Institute

http://www.ansi.org/

American Society of Safety Engineers

http://www.asse.org/

Maryland Occupational Health and Safety

http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh.html

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

National Fire Protection Association

http://www.nfpa.org/

National Safety Council

http://www.nsc.org/

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