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NFPA LiNK digital reference tool gets new addition with NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code

The new information delivery platform from the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA LiNK™, has been updated to include the 2021 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code.

The platform, which launched in the fall of 2020, will include all NFPA codes and standards, supplementary content, and visual aids for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners. Currently, NFPA LiNK includes the 2021 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, which covers life safety in both new and existing structures; the four most recent editions of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), the most widely used code in the United States and referenced around the globe; the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, and more.

For those not familiar with NFPA 99, it establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to the patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity. Often used together with NFPA 101, NFPA 99 not only provides critical requirements for the ongoing design and day-to-day operations of health care facilities, but it also works to ensure optimal safety for patients and staff in the event of a natural disaster or health care crisis such as the current coronavirus pandemic.

Today, work demands employees have the most current, relevant information and resources available at their fingertips to help solve problems quickly and at any given location. NFPA LiNK has been designed to provide users instant access to resources pertinent to their work and requirements for safe work practices that reduce a worker’s exposure to fire, electrical, and other hazards.

To help address the needs of users, NFPA LiNK can be accessed via mobile devices, tablets, laptops, or other preferred device, and will become a “living library” that offers:

  • The ability to work alongside the codes by adding personal notes, assigning colors, and saving to custom collections for quick and easy reference.
  • A broader understanding of code requirements through access to expert commentary, visual aids, and helpful resources.
  • Collaboration features to share code sections, work across teams, and ensure everyone knows what is required.
  • Navigation tools that enable users to quickly locate the information they need based on the situations they encounter.

Want to learn more? Check out the demonstration video that gives you a quick glance into many of the key functions and features of the tool. You can also get more information about the NFPA LiNK platform, including how to sign up for a free trial, a timeline of additional codes and standards that will be coming to NFPA LiNK, and a product introduction video. Find everything you need today at nfpa.org/LiNK.

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LisaMarie Sinatra
Communications Manager, Public Affairs Office

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