Healthcare professionals encounter many potential fire hazards. The entire healthcare team should be properly trained on hospital fire prevention and understand how to safely respond to a fire if indeed one occurs. You will learn: - Causes of fires - How to prevent fires - How to help in a hospital fire - Fire extinguisher safety This 30 minute course from Maestro includes audio narration, inline quizzes, and other accessibility features to help you master the objectives. This course is excellent for human resource professionals, medical professionals, and anyone who works within the healthcare industry. Ensure that you are well-trained in case of emergency. Course Objectives: Understand what causes hospital fires Be aware of how to help in a hospital fire Understand how to use a fire extinguisher safely Fire prevention
1910.39 -Fire safety is important business. National Fire Prevention Week is intended to focus on the importance of fire safety in the home, in schools and at work. But workplace fire safety is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) principal focus and saving lives and preventing injuries due to fire is a key concern. According to National Safety Council figures, losses due to workplace fires in 1988 totaled $3.1 billion. Of the more than 5,000 persons who lost their lives due to fires in 1988, the National Safety Council estimates 360 were workplace deaths. When OSHA conducts workplace inspections, it checks to see whether employers are complying with OSHA standards for fire safety. OSHA standards require employers to provide proper exits, fire fighting equipment, emergency plans, and employee training to prevent fire deaths and injuries in the workplace.
Portable Fire Extinguisher - This course explains the placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for the use of employees. Paragraph (d) of this section does not apply to extinguishers provided for employee use on the outside of workplace buildings or structures. Where extinguishers are provided but are not intended for employee use and the employer has an emergency action plan and a fire prevention plan that meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.38 and 29 CFR 1910.39 respectively, then only the requirements of paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section apply.
Hot Work - Hot work is any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools, or that produces a source of ignition.
1910.106 -There are an estimated 575,000 existing chemical products, and hundreds of new ones being introduced annually. Many of these chemical products contain properties that are flammable or combustible. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer. The OSHA Flammable and combustible liquids Standard establishes uniform requirements to ensure that the hazards associated the storage, handling, and use of all chemicals used in U.S. workplaces are evaluated, and that this hazard information is transmitted to all affected workers.