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TIP #15 - NFPA 80: Door wedges are prohibited!

NFPA 80: 5.2.13.3 Blocking or wedging of doors in the open position shall be prohibited. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #54 - NFPA 99-2012, CMS K-Tag: Keep Your Gases Straight

NFPA 99-2012: 11.6.5.2, CMS Fire Safety Survey Report 2012 Code – Health Care K926 Comingling of full and empty cylinders is not allowed. Empty cylinders are segregated from full cylinders. #ASHEComplianceTip ​

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TIP #38 - Public Service: work...work...work. Don't forget your own home!

Check the batteries in your smoke detectors during daylight savings time. Also, check the date of your smoke detectors - you should replace your smoke detectors every 10 years. Even if the test button works, the sensors may not function as originally installed. #ASHEComplianceTip ​​

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TIP #47 - NFPA 99-2012: Hold That Critter Down

NFPA 99-2012: 5.1.3.3.2(7), 11.6.2.3(11) Gas cylinders must be secured to keep them from falling. Freestanding cylinders shall be properly chained or supported in a proper cylinder stand or cart. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #11 - NFPA 101: Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

NFPA 101 7.10.9.1 Inspection. Exit signs shall be visually inspected for operation of the illumination sources at intervals not to exceed 30 days or shall be periodically monitored in accordance with 7.9.3.1.3. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #25 - NFPA 80: Got labels?

NFPA 80 4.6.3.3* Fire exit hardware shall consist of exit devices that have been labeled for both fire and panic protection. #ASHEComplianceTip ​​


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TIP #53 - NFPA 72, NFPA 25, EC.02.03.05: Alarms and Flashes

NFPA 72-2011 Table 14.4.5 (20) List fire alarm visual and audible notification devices on an inventory. The inventory is used to verify and document that all fire alarm visual and audible notification devices have been tested. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #20 - NFPA 110-2010: Transfer the Blame

NFPA 110-2010: 8.4.6 All EPSS transfer switches must be tested monthly. There is often resistance to testing certain transfer switches monthly, but it is a requirement of NFPA 110. #ASHEComplianceTip ​ ​


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TIP #51 - NFPA 101-2012: Nobody Likes a Wedgie!

NFPA 101-2012: 7.2.1.8.1 A door that is normally required to be kept closed can not be propped open or held open by any means other than an automatic closing device. Wooden wedges and other mechanical means of blocking the door open do not meet the requirements for self-closing or automatic...


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TIP #2 - NFPA 101: It’s Everybody’s Business

NFPA 101-2012 Chapter 38 and 39: Much emphasis is placed on Life Safety in health care and ambulatory healthcare occupancies. Don’t forget that there are life safety code requirements for business occupancies also, including egress and the ability to quickly exit a building. #ASHEComplianceTip ...