Housekeeping was cited by the city fire inspection as

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Housekeeping was cited by the city fire inspection as being of concern. There was a variety of food materials, household cleaners and chemicals, paper products, and oil being storedin the facility. Without knowing specifically how the facility was arraigned, other than a racking system it is hard to determine the storage practices, but the fire department reported the need for training on storage practices and segregating materials. However, the given variety of materials could pose significant hazards with the mixture of dry materials, food products, and chemicals. The fire itself was ignited by welding activities within the vicinity of cardboard on the floor, the cardboard ignited and spread. Apparently, the cleanliness and waste management come into
3Unit II: Case Study, Fire Protectionquestion. It is stated that during the firefighting event, that oil was on the floor making it slick and unsafe. Most oils have flammable properties which are now managed by water in an effective manner. Oil, beyond being slick, can float on water and still burn where it collects on the water. As with OSHA requirements and local planning, the quality of the response to the fire was based on the lack of planning and preventative measures. The appropriate measures had not been taken internally. OSHA requires planning and prevention in a standard OHS policy under general requirements (1910.22, n.d.). This states that hazard assessments be completed, strategies for emergencies be in place, and that engineered systems go through testing. As with

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