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An Introduction to “Fire Extinguishers” “Fire Extinguishers” for Fairfax County DPWES for Fairfax County DPWES
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Legal Basis for this Training Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) O ccupational Safety and Health Standards 29 CFR Part 1910 Subpart “L” - Fire Protection Standard 1910.157 Portable fire extinguishers”
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1910.157(b)(1) Where the employer has implemented a written fire safety policy which requires the immediate and total evacuation of employees from the workplace …and which includes an emergency action plan and fire prevention plan…and when extinguishers are not available in the workplace , the employer is exempt from all requirements of this section unless a specific standard in Part 1910 requires that a portable fire extinguisher be provided .
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1910.157 (g)(1) Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers… the employer shall provide an educational program to familiarize employees with general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting .
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OBJECTIVES : After this training you should be able to : IDENTIFY 3 common classes of fires SELECT the proper type of extinguisher EVALUATE when it is safe to fight an “early-stage” fire, and; APPLY the “P.A.S.S. method to operate a portable extinguisher .
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UNTRAINED PEOPLE Cannot use a fire extinguisher safely because they are: UNABLE to evaluate a fire UNAWARE of DANGER due to... LACKING JUDGEMENT regarding : Safe and correct use of, and Limitations of portable extinguishers
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WHY UNTRAINED PEOPLE Can’t use a fire extinguisher safely (continued) : INEXPERIENCED Don’t know about the proper type of extinguisher Don’t know how to make a “Fight or Flight” analysis Unfamiliar with the “P.A.S.S.
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  • Spring '18
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT, Fire extinguisher

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