OSC Guardian - Safety Advice


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do you know your building or companies Emergency and Fire Prevention Plans?

In accordance with the OSHA standard 1910.38, Employee Emergency and Fire Prevention Plans, all locations with more than 10 employees must have a written Emergency and Fire Prevention plan that includes at a minimum, the following elements:
·         Emergency escape procedures and emergency escape route assignments.
·         A procedure to account for all employees after emergency evacuation has been completed.
·         Rescue and medical duties for those employees who are to perform them.
·         The preferred means of reporting fires and other emergencies.
·         Procedures for specific types of emergencies.
·         The names or regular job titles of persons or departments who can be contacted for further information or explanation of duties under the plan.

Administrators/Managers must ensure that all new and existing employees have read and understand the contents of this plan.

Occupant Responsibilities 

As a building occupant, it is your responsibility to be familiar with this plan. Read it carefully. If you have any questions, consult the administrator in charge (AIC) of this facility/plan.

Pay specific attention to:
·         Evacuation routes, exit points, and where to report for roll call after evacuating the building.
·         When and how to evacuate the building.
·         Locations of emergency supplies and materials that may be needed in an emergency, such as fire extinguishers, pull alarms and first aid kits.
·         Proper procedures for notifying emergency responders about an emergency in the building or work area.
·         Additional responsibilities (such as being a roll taker or floor monitor).
·         Fire hazards.
·         Means of protecting yourself in the event of an emergency.

If your company or building does not have a plan in place, Oram Security can help you develop it.

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