The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets labeling standards for fire and electrical safety for facilities. Refresh your knowledge, and your employee’s knowledge, on the different standards and requirements of the NFPA with guides, tools, and other free resources.


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Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc flash hazard labels must be placed on any piece of electrical equipment where workers might need to perform work while the equipment is still energized.

NFPA 99

NFPA 99

NFPA 99 standards are built specifically to ensure safety from fire danger in healthcare facilities. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your facility from fire hazards with this overview of the NFPA 99.

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

For most industries, abiding by ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards is sufficient for staying safe and OSHA compliant. Some workplaces, though, are required to comply to more unique pipe marking standards due to the nature of the substance the pipes contain.

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

NFPA 704

NFPA 704

NFPA 704 is a set of standards used to identify hazardous materials so that emergency response professionals will know the dangers.

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Learn how to properly label hazardous materials following NFPA 704 labeling standards.


NFPA Questions and Answers

Are NFPA and ISO standards the same?

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) are two of the largest and best-known entities when it comes to creating standards that are used… 

Where should NFPA diamonds and labels be?

If your company is using the NFPA labeling standards, it is important to take steps to ensure you are doing it properly. This includes understanding how to get the proper… 

Who enforces NFPA standards?

The NFPA is one of the best-known entities in the world when it comes to setting safety standards. Specifically, the NFPA 70E standards have been adopted by millions of companies… 

What are the NFPA standards for fire extinguishers and fire sprinklers?

The National Fire Protection Association publishes many different safety standards, including several focused on fire extinguishers and fire sprinklers. Almost all employers need to have a qualifying fire safety system… 

How can I be certified by the NFPA?

The NFPA puts out a lot of different safety standards that offer information on how to keep employees safe in the workplace. In addition to these types of standards, they… 

What PPE is required by the NFPA?

The NFPA has written safety standards for a wide range of different hazards. Part of these standards is ensuring employees have access to the right personal protection equipment for a… 

What is NFPA 70E?

NPFA 70e is one of the most important safety hazards that has been developed by the National Fire Protection Association. It is titled, “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in… 

How are NFPA labels and diagrams formatted?

The NFPA diamond is one of the most famous and well-recognized safety symbols in the world. Even most people who don’t work with this type of thing have at least… 

How often is NFPA 70E updated?

NFPA 70e is one of the best-known safety standards published by the National Fire Protection Association. It is titled, “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” and as the title… 

How many NFPA codes are there?

The National Fire Protection Association creates and maintains safety standards on a wide range of different subjects. They are best known for the NFPA diamond, which is used as a… 

How are NFPA standards adopted?

The NFPA safety standards are used by companies around the world because they have been proven effective. Their standards have even been used to create many governmental regulations regarding safety… 

When are NFPA diamonds required?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a private safety organization that is dedicated to helping companies improve safety, especially safety related to fire hazards. In pursuit of this goal,… 

What is the NFPA diamond?

Most people have seen the NFPA diamond, even if they didn’t know that this is what it was called. The NFPA diamond is commonly seen on the backs of semi-trucks… 

What are NFPA ratings?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the group behind the well-known labeling system that uses colored diamonds to alert people to potential hazards. They are commonly seen on shipping… 

When are NFPA labels required?

The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, is best known for their labeling standards that are used to identify potential hazards of various materials. They are often seen on the… 

What are the NFPA codes?

The National Fire Protection Association has published over 300 consensus codes and standards that help to minimize the risk of fire in the workplace and other locations. This nonprofit has… 

Are NFPA codes retroactive?

Improvements to workplace safety is an ongoing goal that often proceeds with incremental improvements. As new technologies develop, new standards are made, and more information is gathered, safety organizations like… 

What does the NFPA regulate?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an organization that is dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and other related hazards.… 

Are NFPA standards law?

It can be difficult for companies or agencies to get the funding and commitment that they need to make safety improvement changes. In many cases, the best way to convince… 

Are NFPA labels required by OSHA?

The NFPA 704 code is the labeling system that was developed to identify hazardous materials that are often used in the workplace. It is primarily used by emergency responders, though… 

What does NFPA stand for?

NFPA stands for the National Fire Protection Association. It is a trade association that is based in the United States, but has international members as well. This association creates standards… 

NFPA Infographics

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an… 

NFPA Podcasts

HazCom labels and SDSs are confusing - until now. Two OSHA industrial hygienists explain what is happening right now with… 

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer… 

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be… 

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck… 

NFPA 70E electrical standards see a major shift in the 2015 edition. Hear Bill Burke of the NFPA explain the… 

Electrical safety at work kicks up a notch with strong advice from OSHA trainer Jon Koppari. Hear Jon’s tips for… 

Safety Management. Has it helped workplace safety improve? Safety management systems expert Maureen Johnson, of IBM, rates 30 years of… 

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections,… 

Combustible dust explosions can happen in a confined workspace without notice. Hear dust and flammability expert Dr. Ashok Dastidar discuss… 

Chemical hazards can lurk, unseen. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says we should learn from the West Fertilizer Company… 

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories… 

Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast,… 

Turkey fryer disasters can happen in the workplace, not just at home. Hear how a pre-Thanksgiving jobsite cookout torched a… 

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June… 

Safety apps can help prevent worker injuries. Paul Colangelo, a safety expert, describes his 10 favorites. Most are free, some… 

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find… 

Battery myths. Can 9 volt batteries start fires, and how do you avoid them? Can 9 volt batteries fatally shock… 

Turkey fryer fires happen more than you might think. Listen to the story of contractors who nearly burned down the… 

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the… 

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, and the types of extinguishers,… 

FR wear finally has an improvement. Now you can buy lightweight, comfortable, breathable garments made from a new polyester. Flame-resistant clothing has a… 

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or… 

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to… 

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current,… 

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the… 

Combustible dust is a major workplace danger. If you can write your name in the dust, and it’s combustible dust,… 

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These… 

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