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Preventing and Managing Downed Light Poles During Winter

Multi-family properties pose their own unique challenges when considering smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector installation. Landlords and owners of apartments, townhouses, condominiums, dorms, and senior living facilities must consider the safety of countless tenants. They must also consider liability and regulatory concerns that vary among D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

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March 7, 2023
Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator. Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
February 4, 2023
There are many building codes, electrical codes, and emergency standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state and local regulations, and others that provide lighting guidelines and requirements for commercial and similar properties. These include for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and emergency lighting.

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