5/26/2016

May is Building Safety Month

Governor Hickenlooper has declared May, 2016 as Colorado Building Safety Month.  This month brings recognition to the work of architects, engineers, and construction workers, as well as fire prevention professionals, to reduce risk of structure fire, collapse, flooding, airborne pollutants, and other potential injury-causing structural defects and problems.

In our library you can read more about what the State of Colorado is doing to make sure our buildings are safe and sound, including safety standards and regulation of the building design and construction professions.  Start by visiting the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control's Fire and Life Safety webpage, which includes information on building fire suppression systems, the Hotel/Motel Fire Safety Act, permitting and inspection information, and more.  Then be sure to check out these publications available from our library:

Asbestos:
Carbon monoxide:
Case studies:
Electrical/wiring:
Fire prevention:
Flooding:
Government buildings:
Home safety, general:
Lead-based paint:
Licensing and regulation of professions:
Radon:
School facilities:
 Swelling soils/subsidence (earth movements):
 Wood burning stoves:
  • Wood for Home Heating:  How to Install a Wood Burning System Correctly and Safely.  Colorado Office of Energy Conservation, 1981.
  •  Using Coal and Wood Stoves Safely.  Colorado Office of Energy Conservation, 1974.

You can also view our collection of building codes in our Incorporated by Reference collection, which are materials pertaining to specific rules in the Colorado Code of Regulations.

Click to read the Governor's Proclamation.

1 comment:

Dandy said...

Thanks for helping to enhance building safety with these posts - I'm sure there are plenty of grateful readers!

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