Emergency Action and Fire Prevention

This training presentation will teach you to understand hazards that lead to an emergency, evacuate an area in an emergency, respond to an emergency, protect yourself from fire and other hazards, prevent fires, and respond to fires and spills.

Why “Emergency Action and Fire Prevention” Matters

  • OSHA estimates that approximately 200 workplace deaths and 5,000 workplace injuries each year are due to fire, one of the most common types of emergencies.
  • In one recent year, OSHA issued more than 300 citations for violations of its rule on Emergency Action Plans.
  • Safety experts all agree that knowing how to act quickly and properly in an emergency is the key to saving lives and preventing injuries.
  • Required by 29 CFR 1910, Subpart E

Key Points

  • Fires, chemical discharges, natural disasters, and workplace violence are leading causes of workplace emergencies.
  • Measures to prevent emergencies are much easier and safer to implement than emergency response.
  • The first thing to do in the event of an emergency is to remove yourself from danger and alert others to the hazard.
  • Use fire-fighting equipment only if trained.
  • Know your role in an evacuation. If you have any questions or concerns, ask your supervisor.

Duration: 20 minutes

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