Many people have their theories, some of which are inaccurate, says Chip Carson in the latest issue NFPA Journal. The best resource for defining hazardous areas and proper protection procedures, he says, is NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.
"It seems that some people are content to go with what they think they know rather than looking it up in the code," says Carson. "That's why janitor closets, electrical closets, and fan rooms can sometimes be perceived as hazardous areas, when in fact none of them are."
Carson outlines relevant chapters in the Life Safety Code pertaining to this issue. Read all of the details in his latest column found in the May/June issue of Journal.