Each year in the United States, 70 to 80,000 workplaces experience a serious fire. On average, an estimated 200 employees are killed by fire related incidents a year with an estimated 5,000 employees sustaining fire related injuries.
Fire safety becomes everyone’s job at a worksite. Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency. This plan should outline the assignments of key personnel in the event of a fire and provide an evacuation plan for workers on the site. In the construction industry, a “fire plan” should be set up prior to beginning any demolition job.
By being proactive and having a simple fire prevention plan and program in your workplace, you can greatly reduce the risks of having a fire in your place of employment.
This training course will help employers in providing the proper and necessary OSHA required training concerning fire safety. It will take you approximately 30 minute to complete and will cover the following topics:
- Fire and Its Hazards
- How Fire Works
- Preventing Fires
- Classes of Fires
- Preparing for a Fire
- Fire Extinguishers & Use
- Fire Emergency Procedures