Fire Prevention AwarenessPosted on Oct 1, 2023 in Main
From October 8th – October 14th is Fire Prevention Week!
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency. If you want your workers to evacuate, you should train them on evacuation procedures. If you expect your workers to use fire fighting equipment, you should provide the appropriate equipment and train workers to use it safely. (See Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910 Subparts E and Subpart L; and Part 1926 Subparts C and Subpart F.)
Visit osha.gov for more information on fire safety.
Visit osha.gov/etools/evacuation-plans-procedures on how to evaluate your workplace to comply with OSHA’s evacuation standards