In this episode, I spoke with Ray O’Brocki from the American Wood Council. We explored the critical topic of fire safety in construction. We discussed the challenges in fire safety education and enforcement, the importance of comprehensive fire safety plans, and the role of fire prevention program managers. The conversation also covered the perception of fire safety and the risk of complacency, the use of temporary alarm systems on construction sites, and the management of temporary systems. The episode concluded with a discussion on how to improve construction fire safety, emphasizing the enforcement of existing codes and standards, and resources that are available for fire marshal’s offices and building departments.
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