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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: A Brief History on Fire Safety Regulation

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

The origins of fire protection engineering can be traced back to Ancient Rome. After a devastating fire that destroyed nearly half the city, the Emperor Nero directed that the city be rebuilt utilizing passive fire protection methods, such as space separation and non-combustible building materials. In the early 1900’s several deadly fires in New York City’s garment industry ignited public outrage over the conditions to which workers were subjected. One fire in particular motivated the city and state to act. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City occurred […]