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Art, Design & Fashion Studios

January 2, 2021
mike@standardsmichigan.com

“Interior de Ateliê” 1898 Rafael Frederico

We are guided by three titles that set the standard of care for academic art, design and fashion studio fire safety.

(1) Our interest is focused on Chapter 43: Spraying, Dipping and Coating Using Flammable or Combustible Material of NFPA 1: Fire Code.   As a “code” the public has free access to the current 2018 NFPA , and Chapter 43 at the link below:

NFPA 1 Fire Code / Chapter 43 Spraying, Dipping and Coating Using Flammable or Combustible Materials

Note that the NFPA 1 is deep into its 2021 revision cycle and major changes to the way the committee conducts its business; even before the pandemic.  Owing to the fairly brisk movement in chemical, environmental air management and electro-technologies we find that Chapter 43 is one of the “livelier” chapters of NFPA 1.  You get a sense of the back-and-forth among the technical committee members starting on Page 477 of the transcript linked below:

Second Draft Ballot:Second Revisions Report

Our interest lies in fire safety provisions for educational occupancies with activity involving paint, chemicals used with paint (art studios) and Class III combustible materials (garment design & prototyping).

(2) NFPA also has another consensus product — NFPA 33 Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials — provides more detail for instructional and facility maintenance operations activity.

(3) Finally, the International Code Council develops a competitor consensus product — Fire Code — which also provides fire safety standards for art, design and fashion studio safety.

We encourage direct participation by education industry user-interests  in the NFPA consensus product development: CLICK HERE.

We maintain all three titles identified in this post on the standing agenda of our Prometheus (fire safety) colloquia.   See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.

Harvard University

We maintain all three titles identified in this post on the standing agenda of our Prometheus (fire safety) colloquia.   See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.

Issue: [10-31] [16-64]

Category: Fire Safety

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Josh Evolve, Marcelo Hirschler


LEARN MORE:

Northeastern University: Safety Guide for Art Studios

Princeton University: Art Safety

 

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