Safety

Study: Are kitchens really hazardous areas

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 18, 2012

This answer was disputed by some fire safety professionals who have close ties with the NFPA officials who write the standards.

"I disagree 100 percent with calling a kitchen a hazardous location," says Peter Leszczak, with PSL Engineering of Shelton, Conn. "If the NFPA technical committee wanted sprinklers and/or a one-hour barrier, they would have just listed the kitchen as a hazardous area."

Source: Excerpted from Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, August 2012.

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