Joe Chacon, PE, to present on HazMat and Fire + Building Codes at EHS HazMat Summit in Kansas City on July 16

Joe Chacon, PE, to present on HazMat and Fire + Building Codes at EHS HazMat Summit in Kansas City on July 16

TERPconsulting’s Joe Chacon, PE, a seasoned professional and HazMat expert, has been chosen to deliver a comprehensive presentation at the EHS HazMat Summit (AHMP) on Tuesday, July 16, in Kansas City, MO, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. His 60-minute in-person presentation, scheduled from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., will delve into HazMat and Fire + Building Codes.

“Understanding the intersection of HazMat classifications and fire and building codes is crucial for ensuring safety and compliance,” Joe said regarding his forthcoming presentation. “I will be discussing the practical application of code requirements outlined in the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Building Code (IBC) concerning the storage and utilization of hazardous materials.”

An expert in the HazMat field, Joe’s presentation will focus on the chemical classification process to ensure appropriate requirements are enforced. The IFC and IBC hazard classifications will be compared to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) classifications. The IFC and IBC Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQ) will also be discussed along with requirements when the MAQ is exceeded.

Joe’s AHMP presentation will also delve into the code requirements enforced in the IBC versus the IFC, discuss code impacts as a result of quantities being stored or used, identify Group H occupancy classification requirements, and explain conditions that exempt a building from Group H requirements.

Visit to register for Joe’s in-person presentation at the 2024 EHS HAZMAT Summit.


In addition to being a HazMat technician for the city of Henderson, NV, and inventor of TheHazMatApp, Joe is a professional fire protection engineer and firefighter. Joe is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1620—the NFPA Standard on Pre-Incident Planning and an alternate on NFPA 420—Standard on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities. Joe is a registered fire protection engineer in seven states and has an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. To contact Joe, click here.

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) is devoted to the professional advancement of hazardous materials management. Its membership comprises thousands of the nation’s leading environmental, health, safety, and security management experts. AHMP envisions a world where the Earth is unburdened by pollution, everyone has a healthy and safe work environment, and hazardous materials are used and transported safely and efficiently.

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