There are several standards and guidelines that apply to fire prevention and suppression in buildings. OSHA has promulgated several standards under Subpart H of 29 CFR 1910. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published the Fire Protection Handbook and several guidelines. Most local building codes also address the design and construction of buildings to reduce the risk of fires. Discuss how these standards and guidelines interface with one another. Review 29 CFR 1910 at http://www.osha.gov to see which NFPA guidelines have been incorporated by reference. How does the incorporation by reference affect the enforcement of NFPA guidelines? Do you believe incorporating certain guidelines is a good approach by OSHA?
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