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This course explores considerations for specifying residential upholstered furniture that protects people from fire and chemical hazards:

• Part 1 covers the need for safer residential upholstered furniture and the role of the designer.
• Part 2 explores flame retardants and their potential impact on health.
• Part 3 examines the role of furniture in residential fires.
• Part 4 describes strategies for evaluating the ignition resistance of furniture and the history of flammability standards.
• Part 5 highlights the research related to strategies for slowing ignition, focusing on the superior performance of a fire barrier.
• Part 6 covers fire barrier technology and how to specify residential upholstered furniture to safeguard human health.

Interested in receiving IDCEC credit for completing this course? Take the course through the ASID Academy.