Fire and Life Safety Program

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Unformatted text preview: ional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Disclaimer: Nothing in this document shall be construed as superceding the provisions and requirements found in the appropriate above-mentioned documents, nor does adherence to the contents of this document nullify any of the provisions of the above-referenced codes and standards, or of any local, state, or federal law. Responsibilities The health and safety of employees, employers, residents, customers, students, and visitors in buildings in our community is of paramount importance to everyone working and living in our city. The concern we display for our employees, employers, building owners, residents, customers, students, and visitors mirrors the character and strength of our city. Each individual and group in the City of Grand Rapids is expected to perform work in a safe and healthy manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Building Owners Building owners and their representatives are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and testing of the fire safety components of their buildings. These responsibilities are found in the Michigan Building Code, the Michigan Property Maintenance Code, the City of Grand Rapids Fire Code, which is the International Fire Code as amended, and the City of Grand Rapids Municipal Code. Fire and life safety components include, but are not limited to: • Means of egress components (exit doors, exit corridors, hallways, aisles, stairways,, etc.) • Building systems (HVAC, electrical, elevators, smoke control fans, etc.) • Fire suppression systems (automatic sprinkler systems, commercial cooking hood suppression systems, clean agent systems, fire extinguishers, etc.) • Fire alarm systems • Emergency and exit sign lighting • Housekeeping Employers The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide each employee “a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” All employees – i...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

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