Guideline for the risk management of public health and safety in buildings.

Author(s) : ASHRAE

Type of monograph: Standard/Recommendation


The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance for the practical evaluation, design, and implementation of measures to reduce multiple risks in new and existing buildings. It contains qualitative and quantitative methods for management of the risk of extraordinary incidents in buildings. Specific subject areas of concern include air, food, and water. The extraordinary events addressed in this guideline include fire, seismic events, chemical and biological releases, blast, and other extraordinary hazards. The guideline addresses extraordinary incidents from a multihazard perspective and covers both intentional and accidental occurrences. It also addresses aspects of building performance that affect occupant health and safety, including egress; chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) protection; fire protection; smoke removal or purging; filtration; air quality; entrance paths for contaminants; and building envelopes.


  • Original title: Guideline for the risk management of public health and safety in buildings.
  • Record ID : 2009-1857
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation
  • Publication: Ashrae (american society of heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers) - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2009
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  • ISSN: 1049894X
  • Source: Source: ASHRAE Guidel. 29-2009; 32 p.; fig.; tabl.; 35 ref.; append.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.