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This topic covers OSHA’s fire prevention requirements, including fire prevention plans and fire protection systems.

OSHA strongly recommends that all employers develop a written fire prevention plan (FPP) and requires FPPs for workplaces where specific fire hazards are present. Fire and evacuation drills are not specifically required by regulation; nevertheless, they are an effective means of communicating emergency procedures to employees and ensuring that planned emergency procedures work as intended.

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Interpretations does not apply to public displays of flame effects.(1910.119) 05/16/1997National
Clip Art 'Flammable' Cabinet (JPG)  National
Clip Art 'Flammable' Cabinet - Yellow (JPG)  National
Directives 07/09/2002 - Compliance Policy for Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans 07/22/2003National
Directives 09/16/1980 - STD 3-4.1A - De Minimis for Absence of a Flame Arrestor Screen in a Safety Can 07/16/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 1-5.10 - Clarification of 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5)(i) Average Air Velocity of Spray Booths 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 1-5.11 - Uniformity in Interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5)(iv) and 29 CFR 1910.107(f)(1) 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 1-5.13 - 29 CFR 1910.106(h)(8)(iii); or, 29 CFR 1910.107(g)(3); or, 29 CFR 1910.108(f)(2) - Relative to Metal Waste Cans 07/07/2003National
Directives 12/12/1981 - STD 1-9.3 - 1910.156(e)(3)(ii) Fire - Resistive Coat Requirements for Fire Brigades 07/16/2003National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.155 Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.156 Fire brigades  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.164 Fire detection systems  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.165 Employee alarm systems  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.35 Compliance with NFPA 101-2000, Life Safety Code  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1910.39 Fire prevention plans  National
Interpretations Acceptability of an engineered steel fire barrier to comply with separation/firewall requirements.[1926.350(a); 1926.350(a)(10)] 05/23/2001National
Interpretations Applicability of the Fire brigade standard to health care facilities. [1910.156; 1910.156(a)] 02/06/2006National
Questions & Answers Are oily paper towels that are placed in a trash can a concern of spontanious combustion and fire? 05/16/2011National
7 Minute Safety Trainer Basic Fire Prevention Steps (Outline)  National
Handouts Basic Fire Prevention Steps [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Quizzes Basic Fire Prevention Steps [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Handouts Basic Fire Prevention Steps [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish  National
Quizzes Basic Fire Prevention Steps [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish  National
Cartoons Campfires (JPG)  National
Interpretations Clarification of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.159(c)(10), Sprinkler spacing. 09/29/2008National
Interpretations Compliance determination by OSHA concerning the use of radio-frequency-activated pagers for meeting the requirements of Employee alarm systems.(1910.165) 05/24/1995National
Forms Control of Major Workplace Fire Hazards  National
Training Tips Don't Get Burned!  National
Cartoons Don't Play with Matches (JPG)  National
Cartoons Dragon Fire Safety (JPG)  National
Speaker's Notes Emergency Action and Fire Prevention - Script View  National
Interpretations Employee alarm systems.(1910.165(b)(5)) 09/09/1993National
Clip Art Explosion (JPG)  National
Clip Art Fire (JPG)  National
Cartoons Fire (JPG)  National
Notices Fire Brigades Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements 05/23/2014National
Training Tips Fire drills aren’t just for fun  National
Checklists Fire Drills Best Practices Checklist  National
Interpretations Fire equipment training requirements.[1910.157; 1910.157(a); 1910.157(b); 1910.38; 1910.39] 09/12/1986National
Clip Art Fire Extinguisher (JPG)  National
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