Course 107 Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans

Key Topics

  • Evacuation Plan
  • Assembly Areas
  • Warden Duties
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Exit Routes
  • Training

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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Several Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards explicitly require employers to have Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) and Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for their workplaces. Emergency preparedness is a well-known concept in protecting workers' safety and health. To help employers, safety and health professionals, training directors, and others, the OSHA requirements for emergencies are compiled and summarized in this course.

Fire safety becomes everyone's job at a worksite. Employers must develop Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) and train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and what to do in a fire emergency. If you want your workers to evacuate, you should train them on how to escape. If you expect your workers to use fire-fighting equipment, you must give them appropriate equipment and train them to use the equipment safely.

The EAP and FPP, along with a Violence Prevention Plan (VPP), should all be combined into an overall Emergency Preparedness Program to protect employees and help ensure continuity of the organization's business services.

This short course provides an overview of OSHA standards for emergencies contained within OSHA 1910.38, Emergency Action Plans, and 1910.39, Fire Prevention Plans. It is not intended to alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Please review the current OSHA standards applicable to your work operations to ensure your compliance. For more information on preventing workplace violence, see OSHAcademy Course 720, Violence Prevention Plan or OSHA Pub 3148, Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: The Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • List key elements in the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Discuss reporting requirements under the EAP.
  • Describe a typical evacuation procedure if a fire occurs.
  • Discuss important requirements for exit routes.
  • Describe evacuation warden requirements and duties.
  • Discuss requirements for employees who do not evacuate.
  • Discuss requirements for accounting for employees and assembly areas.
  • Identify important points when coordinating with fire, rescue, and medical services.

Module 2: The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe responsibilities for Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) managers and administrators.
  • Discuss FPP responsibilities for supervisors and employees.
  • Describe the requirement for a written FPP and identify components.
  • Identify at least five best practices under the FPP.
  • List and give examples of the various fire hazards in the workplace.
  • Identify and describe the two primary types of fire extinguishing systems.
  • Describe the PASS method for using fire extinguishers.
  • Describe FPP education and training requirements for managers, supervisors, and employees.

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