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Fire Extinguisher Safety Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between the different types of fire classes
  • Select the correct fire extinguisher to use on different types of fires
  • Recall factors you must consider before deciding to fight a fire safely
  • Explain how to properly use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire

Available in English

10 Minutes

This lesson addresses fire classes, fire extinguisher types, labels, and selection, as well as decisions you must consider and steps you must take if a fire occurs in your workplace.  

Course Outline
  • Fire Extinguisher Safety Overview
Regulations
  • 49 CFR 393 Subpart H - Emergency Equipment - 393.95
  • Emergency equipment on all power units29 CFR 1910 - Subpart L - Fire Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910 - Fire Protection - 1910.157 Portable fire extinguishers
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions - 1926.53 Employee emergency action plans
  • National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart L - Fire Protection - 1910.165 Employee alarm systems
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E - Exit Routes and Emergency Planning - 1910.39 Fire prevention plans