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Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.39. Fire Prevention Plan. Fire Prevention Plan – Agenda. Today you will learn the following regarding fire prevention: Fire hazards associated with your job Required job procedures that prevent or minimize the chance of an accidental fire.

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Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.39

Fire Prevention Plan

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Fire Prevention Plan – Agenda

Today you will learn the following regarding fire prevention:

  • Fire hazards associated with your job

  • Required job procedures that prevent or minimize the chance of an accidental fire

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Fire Prevention: What is it?

Fire prevention is the application of engineering design, equipment selection, maintenance, and careful use of employee procedures to eliminate (or reduce to the extent possible) the chance of accidental fire.


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Fire Prevention - Housekeeping

  • Aisles and exits must be clear and unblocked at all times

  • Do not block fire extinguishers, fire alarms, emergency equipment or electrical switches/disconnects

  • Maintain an 18-inch clearance between sprinkler heads and the top of stock (in hazardous locations maintain 36 inches)

  • Trash must be deposited in designated locations and removed from the building each day

  • Smoking is allowed only in designated locations

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Safety procedures - Electrical

  • Never attempt to perform maintenance on electrical equipment unless you are trained and authorized to do so

  • Report any problems with electrical equipment (e.g. tripped circuit breakers, improper operation, sparking, shocks, etc.)

  • All switches must have a cover plate; all “knock-outs” in electric boxes must be sealed

  • Extension cords should not be used for permanent wiring

  • Do not route cords through walls or across aisles

  • Do not attach cords to the building

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Safety procedures - Electric tools and appliances

  • All tools and appliances that you bring to work must be inspected and approved

  • Inspect electric tools and appliance before each use: check the cord, plug, tool housing, etc. If damage is present, DO NOT USE THE TOOL OR APPLIANCE

  • Turn off tools and appliances, and unplug them before leaving the area and at the end of the day

  • Do not store any burnable material against or too close to electrical equipment, especially heat producing equipment

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Safety procedures - Flammable and combustible liquids

  • Never use flammable and combustible liquids around ignition sources such as: smoking, welding, arcing electric motors, etc. Maintain at least 20 feet between these hazards and the work area

  • Always use in well ventilated areas

  • Store in sealed metal containers and/or cabinets approved for use with these chemicals

  • Follow all requirements for transferring, handling and for bonding and grounding

  • Dispose of waste materials in closed metal containers, which must be emptied every day

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Safety procedures - Compressed gas

  • Welding and flame cutting is done in designated areas or you must follow the hot work permit system

  • Fuel gas cylinders must be separated from oxygen by 20 feet or by a fire proof barrier when in storage. Cylinder caps must also be on cylinders in storage and the cylinders must be restrained from falling

  • Cylinder valves must be closed and regulators bled down when not in use. Also, coil torch hoses to prevent damage

  • Oxygen can greatly increase the burning rate of anything burnable: use extreme caution when working with it

  • Only trained and authorized personnel are permitted to use torches and welding equipment

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Job-Specific Fire Prevention Requirements

Specific hazards and fire prevention requirements of your job include:

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  • You are responsible for following our facility rules for fire prevention

  • Job specific instructions must also be followed at all times when performing duties that could involve fire hazards

  • Talk to your supervisor if you have any fire prevention concerns or questions

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For more information:

For more information regarding Fire Prevention or other safety issues please contact:

Gregory & Appel Insurance

Mike Salazar, Vice President

Direct: 317-686-6407