Report on Comments – June 2011
_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Thomas W. Jaeger, Jaeger and Associates, LLC 30-143 Delete the entire proposed new Section 18.6 and add new Sections This code shall not apply to the use and installation of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers. The requirements for the use and installation of alcohol-based hand rubs are covered in NFPA 1, and NFPA 101, Installations made in accordance with the applicable requirements of the following standards shall be deemed to be in compliance with this code:
Chapter 10 of NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code
I was the submitter of proposal 30-143 as well as the submitter of proposals to NFPA 1 and 101 for alcohol based hand rubs. Both NFPA 1 and 101 accepted the proposals for the use and installation of ABHR’s. ABHR’s are now adequately addressed and coordinated in these two documents. It seems unnecessary and redundant to address the ABHR’s again in NFPA 30. This also eliminates any potential conflicts relative to MAQ’s.
ABHR’s at one time were solely used and installed in health care facilities but due the public’s concern for the swine flu and other diseases are now used and installed in most occupancies and the use and installation of these dispensers needed to be addressed in standards commonly used to regulate a variety of occupancies.
Printed on 9/16/2010