Put life safety first and help keep explosives under control by following standard protocol.
Help prevent life loss with NFPA® 495, Explosive Materials Code,
which sets the standard for the manufacture, transportation, storage, and sale of explosive materials, including blasting agents, water gel and emulsion materials, smokeless and black powder propellants, and ammunition. Whether you’re a manufacturer, retailer, blaster-in-charge, or fire and building official, compliance with this code is crucial. The 2023 edition includes:
- Added provisions for storing smokeless propellants
- Manufacturing and testing guidance
- Tables based on the most current Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) industry practices
- Electrical wiring guidance for installing watertight and dust-tight equipment when in proximity of explosives