I don't think that you could "read and understand all of the ANSI / NFPA
standards" and still do your job. My impression is that there are 30,000
pages of ANSI standards, and that 2,000 to 5,000 pages of them are revised
The best you can do is try to keep up with the standards that are relevant
to your job or industry.
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On 8/31/11 10:04 AM, "John Podojil" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I was just wondering if the professionals on the list could tell me how
>many professionals have read and understand all of the ANSI / NFPA
>standards and incorporate them into their safety & health programs and
>then train the employees on the ANSI and other standards and not just
>OSHA regulations? I am in the process of rebuilding all of the OSHA
>courses for the OSHA Training Institutes at California State University
>Dominguez Hills and the College of Southern Nevada and I now see that
>most of these older programs have missed the boat especially after
>reading the ANSI / NFPA standards that are incorporated by reference in
>the OSHA manual. Example under compressed gas association how many have
>read those standards, Z87 for safety glasses have you read those? I am
>really interested since I am going to be speaking this year at some of
>the professional safety conferences and this is my topic. Another great
>example is those who have confined space teams have you read ANSI Z-117
>& NFPA 1006 and trained your teams to those standards.
>Thanks for your help,
>John F. (Jack) Podojil CHCM, CHMM, REP, REA, ASA, CUSA, CPEA, CHS-III
>Podojil & Associates Inc.
>42562 West Hall Drive
>Maricopa, Arizona 85239
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