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Title: Fire suppression and detection equipment

Inspection and testing guidelines go beyond the 'Code of Federal Regulation'. Title 30 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) contains requirements and references to national standards for inspection, testing and maintenance of fire suppression and detection equipment for mine operators. However, federal requirements have not kept pace with national standards and best practices. The article lists National Fire Protection (NFPA) standards that are referenced by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in 30 CFR. It then discusses other NFPA Standards excluded from 30 CFR and explains the NFPA standard development process. 2 refs., 3 tabs., 5 photos.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. HSB Professional Loss Control, Lexington, KY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20712332
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Coal Age; Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: erwin_bates@HSB.com
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; INSPECTION; TESTING; SAFETY STANDARDS; USA; FIRE DETECTORS; COAL MINING; FIRE EXTINGUISHERS; RECOMMENDATIONS; STANDARDS DOCUMENT; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY