2018 NFPA 1500 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Update to the 2018 edition of NFPA 1500 and give your fire department members the best tools to safely control on-the-job hazards, so they can maximize performance and effectiveness.

    As needs of the fire service continue to change, NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program responds to incorporate new industry developments and lessons learned. The important 2018 edition of this "umbrella" document provides the latest performance requirements for every aspect of health and safety in career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments. NFPA 1500 provides the protocols required for everything from fire fighter training, vehicles, and tools to emergency operations, medical and physical requirements, incident stress, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

    This edition includes major updates, such as:

    • A new section that requires the provision of appropriately fitted ballistic protection for any department members who respond to and/or are exposed to risks during civil unrest, active shooter incidents, or similar events
    • A change that rules out approved use of external riding positions in wildland apparatus from Section 14.4 of NFPA 1906: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
    • Stronger language that prohibits riding on any external section of an apparatus and requires all occupants to be seatbelted in vehicles
    • Revised and strengthened language that requires unified command for the purpose of managing incidents
    • New requirements for the training, use, and limitations of PPE
    • New requirements addressing not only the ensemble but also ensemble elements, including anything that has been added to the ensemble
    • New or updated requirements governing the cleaning and care of PPE as well as station/work uniforms
    • Revised and rewritten Chapters 11 and 12 concerning fire fighter health and wellness and exposure to atypical stressful events, to address this ever-evolving area

    When lives are on the line, give your department members the best protection possible.

    Update to the new NFPA 1500 and put the latest occupational safety and health requirements to work for you. (Softbound, Approx. 84 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Content (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 Adoption Requirements.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 Official NFPA Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Fire Department Administration
    4.1 Fire Department Organizational Statement.
    4.2 Risk Management Plan.
    4.3 Safety and Health Policy.
    4.4 Roles and Responsibilities.
    4.5 Occupational Safety and Health Committee.
    4.6 Records.
    4.7 Appointment of the Health and Safety Officer.
    Chapter 5 Training, Education, and Professional Development
    5.1 General Requirements.
    5.2 Member Qualifications.
    5.3 Training Requirements.
    5.4 Special Operations Training.
    5.5 Member Proficiency.
    5.6 Training Activities.
    Chapter 6 Fire Apparatus, Equipment, and Drivers/Operators
    6.1 Fire Department Apparatus.
    6.2 Drivers/Operators of Fire Department Apparatus.
    6.3 Riding in Fire Apparatus.
    6.4 Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Fire Apparatus.
    6.5 Tools and Equipment.
    Chapter 7 Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting.
    7.3 Protective Clothing for Proximity Fire-Fighting Operations.
    7.4 Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.
    7.5 Chemical-Protective Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations.
    7.6 Inspection, Maintenance, and Disposal of Chemical-Protective Clothing.
    7.7 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting.
    7.8 Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations.
    7.9 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Surface Water Operations.
    7.10 Respiratory Protection Program.
    7.11 Breathing Air.
    7.12 Respiratory Protection Equipment.
    7.13 Fit Testing.
    7.14 Using Respiratory Protection.
    7.15 SCBA Cylinders.
    7.16 Personal Alert Safety System (PASS).
    7.17 Life Safety Rope and System Components.
    7.18 Face and Eye Protection.
    7.19 Hearing Protection.
    7.20 New and Existing Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment.
    Chapter 8 Emergency Operations
    8.1 Incident Management.
    8.2 Communications.
    8.3 Crew Resource Management (CRM) During Emergency Operations.
    8.4 Risk Management During Emergency Operations.
    8.5 Personnel Accountability During Emergency Operations.
    8.6 Members Operating at Emergency Incidents.
    8.7 Hazard Control Zones.
    8.8 Rapid Intervention for Rescue of Members.
    8.9 Rehabilitation During Emergency Operations.
    8.10 Scenes of Violence, Civil Unrest, or Terrorism.
    8.11 Post-Incident Analysis.
    Chapter 9 Traffic Incident Management
    9.1 Reserved.
    9.2 Emergency Operations at Traffic Incidents.
    9.3 Placement of Apparatus and Warning Devices.
    9.4 Use of Apparatus as a Blocking Device. 
    Chapter 10 Facility Safety
    10.1 Safety Standards.
    10.2 Inspections.
    10.3 Maintenance and Repairs.
    Chapter 11 Medical and Physical Requirements
    11.1 Medical Requirements.
    11.2 Physical Performance Requirements.
    11.3 Health and Fitness.
    11.4 Confidential Health Data Base.
    11.5 Infection Control.
    11.6 Fire Department Physician.
    11.7 Fitness for Duty Evaluations.
    Chapter 12 Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs
    12.1 Behavioral Health Program.
    12.2 Wellness Program.
    Chapter 13 Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events
    13.1 General.
    Chapter 14 Exposure to Fireground Toxic Contaminants
    14.1 Training.
    14.2 Prevention and Mitigation.
    14.3 Cleaning and Maintenance.
    14.4 Mitigation of Fireground Toxic Contaminant Exposure.
    14.5 Post-Incident Fireground Toxic Contaminant Exposure.
    14.6 Exposure Reporting Requirements.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Monitoring Compliance with a Fire Service Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program
    Annex C Building Hazard Assessment
    Annex D Risk Management Plan Factors
    Annex E Hazardous Materials PPE Information
    Annex F Sample Facility Inspector Checklists
    Annex G Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Update to the 2013 NFPA 1500 and prepare your team to safely control on-the-job hazards so they can maximize performance and effectiveness.

    As needs of the fire service continue to change at a rapid pace, NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program responds to incorporate new industry developments and lessons learned. The 2013 edition of this "umbrella" document provides the latest performance requirements for every aspect of health and safety in career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments. This essential document provides the protocols required for everything from fire fighter training, vehicles, and tools to emergency operations, medical and physical requirements, incident stress, and protective clothing and equipment.

    Make sure you're up-to-date on major 2013 NFPA 1500 changes, including:

    • A new requirement for the use of the word "MAYDAY" when a fire fighter is in an emergency situation and requires assistance. This commonly used and accepted term will reduce confusion within the fire service and other public safety agencies that might be sharing a common radio frequency.
    • In recognition of the fact that critical incident stress is only one aspect of the health and wellness continuum for fire fighters, the title of Chapter 12 was changed from Critical Incident Stress Program to Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events. This change lends itself to a broader spectrum of care that fire departments shall provide to their member when dealing with stressful events.

    Give your department members the best protection possible.

    When fire fighters are on the job, lives are on the line. Order your copy of the 2013 NFPA 1500 today and put the latest occupational safety and health requirements to work for you. (Softbound, 84 pp., 2013)

     

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    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.

     

    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).

     

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