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Fire Prevention for Construction. Four classes of fires. A, B, C, and D. 1a. Class A. Wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastics Water or dry chemicals. 1b. Class B. Flammable liquids, gases and greases Foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical. 1c. Class C. Electrical fires

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four classes of fires
Four classes of fires
  • A, B, C, and D

1a

class a
Class A
  • Wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastics
  • Water or dry chemicals

1b

class b
Class B
  • Flammable liquids, gases and greases
  • Foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical

1c

class c
Class C
  • Electrical fires
  • Carbon dioxide and dry chemical

1d

class d
Class D
  • Combustible metals
  • Specialized techniques

1e

fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
  • Inspect periodically
  • Maintain in working order

1f

fire extinguisher use
Fire extinguisher use
  • When is the use of a fire extinguisher appropriate?

2a

fire extinguisher use1
Fire extinguisher use
  • Fire alarm
  • Building evacuated
  • Small and confined
  • Nonthreatened escape
  • Trained and confident

2b

do not use if
Do not use if:
  • Fire is large
  • Escape path
  • Right type

3a

personal hazards
Personal hazards
  • Smoke
  • Noxious fumes
  • Unconscious

4a

pass method
"PASS" method
  • Pull the pin
  • Aim at the base
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep at the base

5a

appropriate prevention measures
Appropriate prevention measures
  • Work areas
  • Handle and store chemicals
  • Fire emergency
  • Professional help
  • Know your chemicals

6a

good housekeeping
Good housekeeping
  • Fire prevention
  • Accumulation of clutter
  • Stored chemicals

7a

open yard storage
Open yard storage
  • 20 foot pile rule
  • 15 foot driveway rule
  • Weeds and grass
  • Periodic cleanup
  • Underground fire
  • Combustible material
  • Portable extinguishing equipment
  • Portable fire extinguishers

7b

indoor storage
Indoor storage
  • Means of exit
  • Noncompatible materials
  • Stable piling
  • Aisle space
  • Sprinkler deflectors
  • Lights and heating units
  • Fire door clearance

7c

chemical hazards
Chemical hazards
  • Know the hazards
  • Proper storage
  • Physical (fire or explosion) hazards
  • Health (burns or poisons) hazards

8a

hazardous properties
Hazardous properties
  • Flammability
  • Reactivity
  • Explosivity

8b

flammable liquid handling and storage
Flammable liquid handling and storage
  • Ignitable vapors
  • Heavier than air
  • Accumulate
  • Travel
  • Find open flame

9a

flame or ignition sources
Flame (or ignition sources)
  • Cigarettes
  • Hand tool
  • Cutting torch
  • Operating motor

9b

eliminate unsafe
Eliminate unsafe
  • Conditions
  • Practices

9c

basic safety principles
Basic safety principles
  • Storage
  • Transfer
  • Use
  • Disposal

10a

storage
Storage
  • Reserve storage in drums
  • Operational storage in small quantities

11a

transfer
Transfer
  • Gravity flow—horizontally
  • Pump method—vertically

12a

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Use
  • Jobsite operations
  • Various storage options
  • Safety cabinets

13a

disposal
Disposal
  • Caution in handling
  • Oily waste cans

14a

spill clean up
Spill clean-up
  • Vapor release
  • Absorbent materials
  • Large disposal drum

15a

compressed liquefied gases
Compressed - liquefied gases
  • Flash points
  • Below room temperature

16a

cylinder storage and transport
Cylinder storage and transport
  • Do not roll or drag
  • Use a special cart
  • Secure to walls or bench tops
  • Be careful about fittings or connections
  • Inspect the cylinder carefully

16b

pressure relief devices
Pressure relief devices
  • Do not:
    • change
    • modify
    • repair
    • tamper with

16c

safety equipment
Safety equipment
  • Gas detectors
  • Gas masks
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Protective clothing

16d

cylinder storage
Cylinder storage
  • Dry, cool, and well ventilated
  • Protected from the weather

16e

temporary heating devices
Temporary heating devices
  • Sufficient fresh air
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Proper combustion
  • Health and safety
  • Limit temperature rise

17a

installation of temporary heating devices
Installation of temporary heating devices
  • Clearance from combustibles
  • Rest heaters on suitable material
  • Heaters located away from tarps, coverings

18a

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