The National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Mass, estimates that 169 fires have occurred annually in health care, medical, and chemical laboratories.
On the average, there are 13 civilian injuries and $1.5 million per year in direct property damage.
Most fires in which the cause or ignition source can be identified originate in malfunctioning electrical equipment (41.6%) or in the facility's electrical distribution system (14.7%). The prevalence of fire safety deficiencies was measured in the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Of the 1732 inspected laboratories, 5.5% lacked records of electrical receptacle polarity and ground checks in the preceding year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Laboratoire, Biologie clinique, Incendie, Protection feu, Mesure sécurité, Cause, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laboratory, Clinical biology, Fire, Fire protection, Safety measure, Cause, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0478921
Code Inist : 001D14I02F1. Création : 199501.