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Ensuring Fire Safety for Food Service Operations in Commercial Facilities

Session Number: R2.45
Tracks: Maintenance and Operations

Start Time: 3/14/2013 10:00:00 AM
End Time: 3/14/2013 10:50:00 AM

Room Number: 345

Presenter(s):
Nelson Dilg, President
Nelbud Services Group

Two important issues have recently emerged regarding fires in the grease exhaust systems of commercial buildings: 1) The NFPA standard governing this particular discipline (NFPA 96) now places compliance burden squarely upon the building owner and 2) firefighter deaths that resulted from these otherwise preventable fires have prompted several cities and states to pass laws requiring licensure and strict inspection/reporting provisions, and more are beginning to speak of criminal consequences for building owners who fail to comply. This session will distill the specific responsibilities under NFPA 96, including changes to the standard, the building owner's responsibilities, the form that compliance takes in differing jurisdictions, and simple inspection techniques.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase awareness of the building owners and engineers' responsibility to fire safety in grease exhaust systems 2. Learn about recent changes in NFPA 96 codes and compliance 3. Understand how inspection can help reduce noncompliance as well as the risk of fire in grease exhaust systems

Audience: Beginner

CEU: 0.1

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