NFPA launches new Web pages to streamline access to technical document information

Published on November 16, 2009

Details on more than 300 codes and standards available 
  AUDIO
Chris Dubay, NFPA Vice President of Codes & Standards, talks about the new document information pages:
  Why make changes to the Code & Standards document information pages?
  How was the information organized and how has it changed?
  What are the next steps?
  How do the new document information pages fit into the review of NFPA's Codes & Standards process?
  NFPA's goal with the changes?

November 16, 2009 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) introduced improved document information Web pages to make finding information on its more than 300 codes and standards easier. This project was developed based on feedback received from a survey of NFPA’s technical committee members, the volunteers responsible for developing and revising NFPA documents, and other participants in the process.

"The new ‘Doc Info' pages provide one central location for all the information that pertains to each of our more than 300 NFPA technical documents,” said Chris Dubay, NFPA’s vice president of codes and standards and chief engineer. “This major advancement is part of a continuing effort to use technology to enhance our code development system as well as make it easier for people to find the information they’re seeking."

In addition to new search capabilities, users will be able to navigate and find additional details by selecting one of three tabbed sections:

  • Document information
    Document scope, archived revision information on current and previous editions, and the ability to view ("read-only") and purchase current and previous editions.
  • Next edition
    Information about the current revision cycle, Report on Proposals (ROP), Report on Comments (ROC), Notices of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAMs).
  • Technical Committee
    Committee name and scope, NFPA staff liaison, list of committee members, information on how to apply to a committee.

More improvements planned in the near future will include information on upcoming Technical Committee meetings as well as agendas and minutes.

See full list of NFPA documents. (Document information pages can be viewed by clicking on any document.)

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s Web site at www.nfpa.org.

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