Home > Get Involved > Volunteer Groups > Laboratory Health and Safety Committee > Technical Topics - Fire Safety Technical Topics - Fire Safety Page ContentCodes2009 International Fire Code This comprehensive code includes regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from all types of fire and explosions hazards. Topics include general precautions against fire, emergency planning and preparedness, fire department access, fire hydrants, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hazardous materials storage and use, and fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings and premises. Significant Changes to the 2009 International Fire Code International Fire Code, New Jersey Edition, 2006, errata February 2009 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) These NFPA code links provide important information including current edition document scope information, date of next revision cycle, Staff Liaison name (the NFPA code expert to contact for code interpretation questions) and E-mail link, code table of contents, and technical committee errata for current code. In addition, codes can be purchased at these links. Also see the NFPA Online Catalog. NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2007 ed. NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008 ed NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Flammable Chemicals, 2004 ed. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2009 ed. NFPA 704 - Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response, 2007 ed. Flammable Storage LimitsNFPA Code 45 define many factors to be considered when calculating the flammable storage limit for a given laboratory space. For instance, the maximum quantity per 100 ft3 of laboratory space rule, the selected lab hazard class (high, intermediate, low, minimal), sprinklered versus unsprinklered, storage practices – quantities in storage cabinets and out in the open lab space, the limits for Class I only and Classes I, II, and IIIA combined and also the limits on container sizes based on container material type and container size. Derivation of Acceptable Quantities of Hazardous Chemicals for Use and Storage in Research Laboratories. (92) P. Harnett, COEH, Inc., Ringoes, NJ; L. Tatsch, ProLab Solutions, Inc., Ringoes, NJ. PowerPoint slideshow presented at the 2002 AIHCE. NFPA 704 Diamond LabelingNFPA 704: Standard for the Identification of the Fire Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response, 2007 Edition, This link provides important information including current edition document scope information, date of next revision cycle, (2011), Staff Liaison name, (the NFPA code expert to contact for code interpretation questions) and E-mail link, code table of contents, link for document preview, and technical committee errata for current code. In addition, Code 704 can be purchased at this link. NFPA 704 Frequently Asked Questions, NFPA NFPA Fire Protection Guide To Hazardous Materials, 2001 edition provides NFPA 704 diamond ratings for 160 chemicals as well as updated hazard "diamond" ratings in NFPA 325, the 2001 NFPA 704, including guidance on rating mixtures, options for rating multiple chemical areas, location of placards, and more. The MSDS Hyper Glossary provides a good overview of the NFPA 704 Hazard Identification rating system. Program Content ExamplesFire and Life Safety Compliance Guide, UMDNJ-EOHSS Laboratory Fire Safety, The University of Texas at Austin, Environmental Health and Safety ResourcesOklahoma State University, Online Safety Library: Fire Safety. This site has a comprehensive list of resources Fire Safety and Fire Extinguishers in a Chemistry Laboratory, LPI Laboratory Safety Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Section 8 of OSHA's Small Business Outreach Training Program Instructional Guide provides information about specific equipment, chemicals and fire safety principals as well as information, student handouts, and a self inspection checklist. Surge SuppressorsHow Surge Protectors Work, Tom Harris, HowStuffWorks.com Extension Cords and Surge Protectors, UC Berkeley EHS Training Content ExamplesFire Safety, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management VentilationEmpirical Data and Modeling of a Flammable Spill in a Chemical Fume Hood Do Not Support the Need for Fire Suppression Within the Chemical Fume Hood. (87) P. Harnett, M. Greenhalgh, COEH, Inc., Ringoes, NJ.