Development of a Fire Protection Consensus Standard in the Mining Industry 870821
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is internationally recognized for its development and publication of life and property fire protection standards. This paper will describe the organizational structure of the NFPA and the process through which these consensus standards are developed. Reference is made to an actual standard on diesel equipment and diesel fuel in underground mines. Included are the necessary steps leading to membership approval and NFPA publication.