Safety

Using novel approaches to prevent barrier penetrations

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, August 1, 2010

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For years, facilities have struggled with unsealed holes poking through barriers, which can form the border between a smoke compartment on fire and a safe smoke compartment on the other side. George Mills, senior engineer at The Joint Commission, said in a webcast earlier this year that barrier penetration problems, surprisingly, are still very common.

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