From what I remember from my renovation, it varies by state. Some follow all current NFPA regs, some do not. Some follow the universal fire code, some do not.
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The College at Brockport
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Brockport, NY 14420
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I would like clarification. The article referenced below states that it is retroactive to all schools. Is that regardless of whether or not your state has adopted the 2015 version? If so, it would make it much easier for some of us to push this as standard practice.
"The new requirements in Chapter 12 of NFPA 45 are retroactive to all schools and apply to the performance of science demonstrations using hazardous materials. The requirements include instructor responsibilities, chemical handling and storage requirements, and controls for the performance of demonstrations. The requirements below are similar to the requirements that the CSB recommended last October."
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**med.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Montville, Laura
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The chair of the NFPA 45 Technical Committee, Andrew Minister, wrote an article on the new educational lab requirements in NFPA 45, which was the cover story for the September/October edition of NFPA Journal. We also put together a tip sheet to be used by students and teachers, outlining the new requirements. They can be found at the following links, feel free to share.
Tip sheet: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nfpa.org_-7E_media_files_journal_2015_september-2Doctober-2D2015_02-5Flab-5Fsafety-5Ftips.pdf-3Fas-3D1-26iar-3D1-26la-3Den&d=BQIGaQ&c=lb62iw4YL4RFalcE2hQUQealT9-RXrryqt9KZX2qu2s&r=meWM1Buqv4IQ27AlK1OJRjcQl09S1Zta6YXKalY_Io0&m=JOAcuPXWNS5LVPIZUZGrM640GxBrSd3GbZ2UrPRsh_k&s=V9it18pxrv81LMsvqZ2JH6P3BEOhieM-S9fc9hRz_PU&e=
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