Fires are a dangerous and all too common workplace hazard, but their damage can be minimized with proper safety planning. The US Fire Administration found that $23 billion dollars were lost due to fire in the US in 2017. In 2018 in the US, 115 on the job fatalities were due to fires, equalling 2.2% of all workplace deaths according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. While these numbers are generally trending downward, year to year, they are still high, and our goal is to help continue to lower them. From fire extinguishers to emergency escape routes, it is important to have an action plan in place to prevent workplace injuries and deaths.
Eduwhere’s Fire Safety training course is designed to help you meet OSHA’s workplace safety standards (29 CFR 1910.38(a) and 29 CFR 1910.157(g)). It will help you determine if your facility has any particular fire related hazards to be aware of so that you can use appropriate correction methods and strategies and be prepared to address the hazards if the need arises. Our aim is to help you minimize your fire risk and create a safer workplace for yourself and other employees. Fire is the most common type of emergency for small businesses, and it is important to be able to assess the hazard and determine the safest course of action.
This course is appropriate not only for those working in conventionally “dangerous” jobs, but anyone who works in a workplace who may be asked to use a fire extinguisher or evacuate during an emergency. Let’s work together to create safer workplaces.
In 2018 in the US, 115 on the job fatalities were due to fires…US Bureau of Labor Statistics