Responding to a fire
The best safety advice related to fire safety is to stay
calm. You can’t help yourself or a co-worker if you
lose control during an emergency. That’s why the second-best
tip related to fire safety is have timely drills. At least
once a year
your entire workplace should have a fire safety drill; every
months is ideal. Being prepared helps you stay calm during
a real fire.
A good workplace fire drill will combine the
- How to get everyone safely out of a burning and smoke-filled
- A review of where to meet when everyone is out of
- How to properly use a fire extinguisher.
your workplace fire drills, a trained safety expert should
run the fire extinguisher portion of the
drill. Everyone should have a turn
a real fire extinguisher to put out a real fire – trained safety
experts will know how to run a drill like this and will be able to
teach you about other
important issues such as working fire and smoke detectors. If you don’t
have a trained professional you can run a fire extinguisher training
session without the real fire
The Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA) is your number-one stop for timely and useful
workplace safety information.
Visit OSHA for
free workplace safety tips regarding toxicity levels of common chemicals,
pathogen safety, workplace violence and just about every other occupational
you may have.
A good place to go for free statistics about occupational injuries,
illnesses, and fatalities across many industries is the Bureau
of Labor Statistics.
You can view graphs, data, and learn more about the economical impact
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