Fires Prevention, Protection & Fire Extinguishers

If employees are expected to use fire extinguishers, OSHA requires that employers to provide an adequate number and proper type extinguishers in the workplace. Extinguisher selection, mounting and distribution must be in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.

Fire extinguishers must be:

1. Approved by a recognized testing laboratory

2. Proper type for the class of fire expected

3. Easily accessible for immediate use

4. Proper quantity & size to deal with the expected fire

5. Inspected and maintained on a regular basis

6. Used only by trained employees

Types of Portable Fire Extinguishers

• Class A - Ordinary combustibles (paper, wood, rags etc.)

• Class B - Flammable Liquids

• Class C - Electrical Equipment

• Class D - Combustible Metals. Portable fire extinguishers for Class D hazards are required in those combustible metal working areas where combustible metal powders, flakes, shavings, or similarly sized products are generated at least once every two weeks.

Combination Types - ABC and BC

- Training of all employees in what is to be done if an emergency is required. Employers must review the plan with newly assigned employees so they know correct actions in an emergency.

Fire Prevention Plan

- Employers need to implement a written fire prevention plan to complement the fire evacuation plan. Stopping unwanted fires from occurring is the most efficient way to handle them.

- Housekeeping procedures for storage and cleanup of flammable materials and flammable waste must be included in the plan.

- Procedures for controlling workplace ignition sources such as smoking, welding and burning must be addressed in the plan. Heat producing equipment such as burners, heat exchangers, boilers, ovens, stoves, fryers, etc., must be properly maintained and kept clean of accumulations of flammable residues.

- All employees are to be apprised of the potential fire hazards of their job and the procedures called for in the employer's fire prevention plan. The plan shall be reviewed with all new employees when they begin their job and with all employees when the plan is changed.

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 Fire Prevention Safety Session   Download  MS-WORD
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 2brief Fire Fighting   Download  MS-WORD
 2brief Fire Safety   Download  MS-WORD
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 Emergency Fire Ex Talk   Download  MS-WORD
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 Opps Elect Fire Talk   Download  MS-WORD

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 Poster Fire Prevention   Download  MS-WORD
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 Poster Fire   Download  MS-WORD
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 Comic Archive Blocked Exit Safety Comic Strip   Download  MS-WORD
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