Telgian Engineering & Consulting’s Regional Practice Leader April Musser recently shared her knowledge and offered crucial insight into Fire Protection and Life Safety Considerations of Mass Reopening during and post-pandemic in Sprinkler Age magazine.
“As the country moves toward reopening businesses and ending lockdown periods undertaken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, everyone is focused on safety from an exposure standpoint,” says Musser. “However, what impact might these efforts have on fire protection and life safety? As workers strive to find new and creative ways to achieve social distancing, it’s unlikely that fire protection is at the top of their to-do list.”
A respected industry expert, Musser has over 15 years of experience in fire protection engineering and consulting, including design and code consulting. She has designed fire / life safety systems for large industrial and commercial facilities and has managed projects across a wide range of sectors. Her experience includes projects throughout the nation and around the globe.
According to Musser, “Most business owners and facility operators are not focused on fire protection and life safety as they seek to find ways to safely reopen and protect their employees from virus exposure. However, efforts to protect both their employees and the general public could have negative impacts on fire protection and life safety.”
This article delves into why contractors, inspectors, and enforcement authorities need to be aware of, and on the lookout for, potential fire safety issues, as well as how they can help businesses correct them.
As an in demand speaker and author, Musser is the author of numerous other important industry articles on fire protection engineering and fire safety. Recent examples include “The Constantly Changing Landscape of Risk in Campus Environments” and “Integrating Fire Safety and Security Solutions in the Campus Environment” both of which appeared in Campus Security & Life Safety magazine, as well as “Performance Based Egress and Evacuation” which was featured in Gulf Fire magazine.
About Telgian Engineering & Consulting
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. The company provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses including: strategic / enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services.
TEC professionals are dedicated to delivering value through effective protection solutions that meet today’s risk challenges. In addition to a uniquely global perspective, TEC also provides in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal compliance matters.
Since 1985, TEC has worked hand-in-hand with clients such as architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies serving industry sectors that include: government, commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, and transportation throughout the US and abroad.
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