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OSHA & NFPA 101-2009

The OSHA standards indicate that compliance with NFPA 101-2009 will be deemed in compliance with 1910.34, 1910.36, and 1910.37. Do a bit of research on NFPA 101, and discuss if you think it is appropriate for OSHA to rely on this standard.

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It is appropriate for OSHA to rely on NFPA 101-2009. There are several reasons for it. First, the NFPA 101-2009 has wide acceptability in the United States. Second, the standard has been created in such a manner that it is suitable for compulsory application. The standard is suitable for imposition by a government agency. Third, the standard clearly sets out construction, protection, and occupancy features required to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gages creation code. Fourth, the NFPA 101-2009 can be applied both to ...

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This solution explains why OSHA should accept NFPA 101-2009. The sources used are also included in the solution.