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When it comes to Fire Protection in the Workplace; there are several guidelines to be followed. One could go by common sense, but it is not usually sufficient, which is why OSHA has standards relating to Fire Protection in the Workplace. Like it does for all its safety requirements; OSHA requires the employer to take obligatory steps for the protection of employees from fire. These are covered in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910 Subparts E and L; and Part 1926 Subparts C and F. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: OSHA’s Standards on Fire Protection in the Workplace


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  • OSHA's Standards on Fire Protection in the
    Workplace

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  • When it comes to Fire Protection in the
    Workplace there are several guidelines to be
    followed. One could go by common sense, but it is
    not usually sufficient, which is why OSHA has
    standards relating to Fire Protection in the
    Workplace.

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  • Like it does for all its safety requirements
    OSHA requires the employer to take obligatory
    steps for the protection of employees from fire.
    These are covered in Title 29 of the Code of
    Federal Regulations Part 1910 Subparts E and L
    and Part 1926 Subparts C and F.

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  • Employer obligations are the core of Fire
    Protection in the Workplace
  • Requiring employers to carry out roles during a
    fire emergency and training employees towards the
    same are the foundation of OSHA standards on Fire
    Protection in the Workplace. Training employees
    on OSHA's standards on Fire Protection in the
    Workplace entails training them on all the core
    areas of handling a fire

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  • The ways of using fire exits
  • The ways of using fire extinguishing equipment
  • The ways by which to organize an emergency exit
    plan
  • The ways of using fire exits
  • Fire Protection in the Workplace on fire exits
    involves having to put in place a well-designed
    exit route for employees, so that they escape
    during a fire easily. These should be done
    keeping in mind the structure of the building.
    Keeping the exit route free of obstacles is
    another important requirement of OSHA's standards
    on Fire Protection in the Workplace.

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  • The ways of using fire extinguishing equipment
  • Having portable fire extinguishing equipment is
    not mandatory for OSHA, but employees must be
    properly trained on their use, should an employer
    have one. These equipment have to be placed at a
    convenient location for everyone to access easily.

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The ways by which to organize an emergency exit
plan
  • An emergency exit plan is required as part of
    Fire Protection in the Workplace for some kinds
    of employers. It is for those whose activity
    involves the heavy use of hazardous chemicals,
    where paper is used at work, where fire is a
    common occurrence at work and where ovens, stoves
    and other implements are used in the normal
    course of work. Such places of employment should
    also prominently display the names of chemicals
    that are used at that particular workplace.

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Preparing for an emergency exit
  • Another core requirement of Fire Protection in
    the Workplace is to make all necessary
    arrangements and take precautions for how to
    facilitate safe exit for employees during a fire.
    OSHA requirements on Fire Protection in the
    Workplace has details of how to make the fact of
    a fire outbreak known, how to shut down
    operations, how to ensure that workers are
    evacuated safely, and so on.

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