establishes policy, responsibilities and procedures for the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) Drinking Water Program to ensure all employees and visitors are
provided potable drinking water at NIH-owned or leased facilities. This program
is administered by the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of
Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and supports the Office of Research
Facilities Development and Operations (ORFDO) in maintaining the quality of
drinking water, and identifying and quantifying potential exposure to
contaminants, particularly lead
NIH Policy Manual - 1361 - Corridor Utilization
This Manual Chapter outlines proper uses of these spaces in order to accommodate the movement of people and egress from these locations. This policy does not apply to main building entrances/lobbies or atriums of any building. The intent of this policy is to ensure that corridors provide for: (1) a readily apparent, safe and adequate means by which building occupants may exit a building in the event of a fire or other emergency; (2) adequate access and use by emergency personnel; (3) the safe movement of people during normal daily use of the building; and (4) the safe transportation of goods and materials.
NIH Policy Manual - 1370 - Fire Protection and Life Safety Building Permit Process
This Manual Chapter ensures all NIH facilities are designed and constructed in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC), the National Fire Codes, the NIH Design Requirements Manual, and other nationally recognized codes and standards (e.g., The Joint Commission standards for the accreditation of the NIH hospital), as required by 40 U.S.C. Section 3312, "Compliance with Nationally Recognized Codes."
NIH Policy Manual - 1381 - Physical Security Project Requirements for NIH Owned and Leased Facilities
This Manual Chapter ensures that all owned or leased NIH facilities are designed, constructed, and/or renovated are in compliance with all applicable federal physical security requirements. This chapter serves as the basis for the NIH Physical Security Project Requirements for NIH Owned and Leased Facilities and establishes the authority of the Division of Physical Security Management (DPSM) as one of the NIH organizations responsible for safeguarding the NIH community against terrorism, criminal activity, and potential or actual threats by individuals or groups.