Over the past year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been celebrating quite the milestone: 125 years of protecting people and property. NFPA understands that not many businesses get to celebrate a milestone quite this large, and acknowledges that they did not get to this place alone. It is because of a broad range of stakeholders, including readers of OH&S, that the Association has been able to ensure that fire and life safety practices are always evolving to meet the challenges of the times.
In fact, NFPA was established so that a workplace challenge could be addressed. The organization began to take shape when nine different standards for the size of piping and spacing of sprinklers were being used within a 100-mile radius of Boston—creating utter chaos and concern for business owners and skilled labor alike.