Safety Standards
      According to the Bureau of labor statistics, (2009) fire explosions were responsible for three percent (3%) of workplace fatalities in 2007. This indicates that loss of lives out of fire disasters ought to be reckoned as a serious issue in America as well as the rest of the world. The intent of rules, codes and standards regarding fire safety is to provide for the safety of the public as the sections of the law direct. The code is formulated to be administered as well as enforced by the commissioner of public safety with the help of staff members in the division of fire safety. These are designated with its enforcement by utilizing discretionary authority with regard to the details of the code.
            There are various safety standards that are recognized nationally and are adopted by fire departments for the purpose of making rules that have to do with safeguarding the public and property in case of explosions, fire hazardous materials, generation of carbon monoxide and perilous structural material. The design of the code is formulated in a manner that ensures minimal conflict resulting from differences exhibited in other distinctive codes. In cases where a conflict arises between an adopted code and the referenced code or its standard, the adopted code is normally applied. Additionally, in cases where a conflict arises between the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) with another standard or code, the Life Safety Code generally applies. Moreover, in case of a conflict between the Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1) and the National Board Inspection Code or the International Building Code, the former code supersedes the other codes. In case of a code with a requirement attached to it conflicting with a similar code with no requirement, the code that comes with a requirement generally supersedes the other. There are also cases where codes come with either specific or general requirements. In such instances, the specific requirements generally apply....