Fire Prevention Plans
What you'll learn
- To define a framework to proactively eliminate/reduce fires at work.
- To comply with 29 CFR 1910.39 Fire Prevention Plans (OSHA).
- To list the major fire hazards at work along with controlling ignition sources.
- To reduce the accumulation of combustible waste along with fire doors and emergency exits.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
The student will learn the principles behind creating fire prevention plans. The key is to prevent a fire from happening and not the reactive response to a fire event. Even small fires cost the company a lot of money from the direct cause (fire and associated response) as well as the indirect cost (increase of insurance, lost downtime, investigation results, decreased employee morale, etc.). The key is to not have a fire.
An easy-to-use modifiable template is included for the student to start the fire prevention plan for their workplace. Many of the same principles can be transferred to other work sites and even your own home.
The fire tetrahedron is used to illustrate that fire can only exist if oxygen, fuel and heat are present to form a chemical chain reaction (fire). The correct proportions must exist for a fire to start. By removing just one of the elements of the fire tetrahedron, a fire cannot exist. Oxygen at ambient sea level is about 20.9% of the atmosphere and a fire generally needs 14% oxygen to burn.
Housekeeping, storage requirements along with type of fire protection are discussed. In general, the five classes of fire along with the basics of using a portable fire extinguisher. Gaseous CO2 is discussed for areas that cannot be exposed to water or any powders (such as computers, server rooms, etc.) to help extinguish a fire and not damage equipment.
Successful completion of the course will earn the student 0.1 CEUs.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for personnel who want to proactively eliminate/reduce fire potential at work such as Safety Professionals, Supervisors, Plant Managers, Office Managers, Facility Managers and facility technicians.
Dr. Ayers has over 25 yrs. of experience in occupational safety serving the semiconductor, electronics manufacturing, chemical and nanotechnology industry.
Dr. Ayers is passionate about safety management systems such as the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), ISO 45001 and ISO14001. A few of Dr. Ayers' favorite topics include hazard communication, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, monitoring and measuring contaminants found at industrial work sites.