This topic covers OSHA’s requirements surrounding portable fire extinguishers in the workplace.
Employers must provide portable fire extinguishers and mount, locate, and identify them so they are readily accessible. There are several options for compliance with the fire extinguisher rules, depending on the employer’s plans and policies for the evacuation of employees and designation of trained employees to use fire extinguishers. If employees are expected to use the extinguishers, the employer must conduct annual training on proper use.
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