2013 NFPA 1500 Handbook PDF - Current Edition

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    Author: Ken Holland

    Work with added expertise! Consult the new 2013 NFPA 1500 Handbook PDF on many aspects of health and occupational safety.

    NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program provides the latest performance requirements for every aspect of health and safety in career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments. First-time commentary in this new Handbook PDF helps you understand and correctly apply 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.

    The 2013 NFPA 1500 Handbook PDF includes the full text of the Standard, new explanations, and full-color imagery.

    • You'll gain electronic access to the complete 2013 NFPA 1500 text -- including recent changes incorporating industry developments and lessons learned.
    • Hyperlinked icons take you to annotations that answer your questions and help you avoid oversights. Link directly to all-new commentary written by experts with in-depth knowledge of NFPA 1500.
    • Link to exclusive full-color images, tables, figures, and diagrams not in the Standard.
    • Get the big picture with a dedicated Table of Contents for sections with annotations.
    • Find new chapter introductions only in the Handbook PDF.
    • Save time with instant searches and interactive PDF functionality.

    Protect department members with the latest occupational safety and health requirements. Apply provisions right with expert advice only in the NFPA 1500 Handbook PDF. (PDF, 102 pp., 2013)

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    NFPA codes and standards both provide requirements for achieving outcomes. Handbooks take a deeper dive, providing the full text of a code or standard as well as expert commentary and features such as graphics, decision trees, testing procedures, case studies, sample forms and checklists, and other helpful aids to give a better understanding of the reasoning behind the requirements and how to apply them.


    • A code or standard is a framework—a set of rules to follow with a goal to achieve a certain result
    • A handbook is a connector—linking requirements to application by helping you understand the reasoning behind a code or standard

    The simplest way to think about it is that codes and standards list the technical requirements while handbooks explain those requirements to clarify how to apply them.

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