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printreg, May, 2002
Re: Smoke Detectors


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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 13:54:35


Doreen - OSHA refers to the National Fire Protection Association Codes for issues such as this. NFPA establishes the number of sprinkler heads and smoke detectors required per square foot. In most commercial buildings an automatic sprinkler system is required. OSHA covers this issue in 1910.164, see section 4 - Number, location, and spacing of detectors. It refers regulated community to NFPA codes which can be found at http://www.nfpa.org/Home/index.asp



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