NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 Edition
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    Featuring a groundbreaking shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach, the 2012 NFPA 99 ushers in a new era in health care safety!

    In response to an increasingly decentralized health care system, a growing array of high-tech procedures, and new security demands, the 2012 NFPA 99 has reinvented itself to reflect a new environment where it is the risk that a procedure poses to patients and staff, not the location where it is conducted, that defines safety guidelines. Its new title -- Health Care Facilities Code -- signifies that it is rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and adoptable.

    Completely reorganized, this new benchmark advances health care facility safety with major changes such as...

    • A new risk-based framework
    • A fully updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including additional maintenance requirements
    • New chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology
    • Operating rooms are considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise.

    Move up to a new level of protection and keep facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe from harm.

    The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers...AHJs...plumbers...gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and verifiers...security personnel...insurance companies...and manufacturers. (Print, 211 pp., 2012)


    *Looking for NFPA 99C: Gas and Vacuum Systems?

    Starting in 2012, NFPA 99C will no longer be a stand-alone document. Instead, NFPA® provides 3 options.

    1. The former NFPA 99C content can be found in Chapters 1-5 of the 2012 NFPA 99 on this page
    2. Access all of the former NFPA 99C medical gas and vacuum systems content in Chapters 1-5 of the 2012 NFPA 99 Handbook
    3. NFPA's brand-new and best value Medical Gas and Vacuum System Installation Handbook with all the latest rules for Category 1-3 systems plus expert insights, examples, and visuals that help you understand and apply them correctly.
  • How the NFPA Handbooks Differ from Codes and Standards

    THE NFPA HANDBOOKS DIFFER FROM CODES AND STANDARDS

    Ever wonder what the difference is between an NFPA® handbook and a code or standard? We’re glad you asked.

    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.

    JUST REMEMBER:

    • 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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