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Fire Prevention Plan. Fire hazards. Hazardous materials Fuels. 1a. Fire hazards. Properties of chemical fire hazards Flammability Reactivity Explosivity. 1b. Fire hazards. Notify supervisors/emergency response personnel

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fire hazards
Fire hazards
  • Hazardous materials
  • Fuels


fire hazards3
Fire hazards
  • Properties of chemical fire hazards
    • Flammability
    • Reactivity
    • Explosivity


fire hazards4
Fire hazards
  • Notify supervisors/emergency response personnel
  • Some employees may need training in handling/storing flammable liquids


fire hazards5
Fire hazards
  • Improper handling of flammables brings a great risk of fire
  • When a flammable liquid is spilled, hazardous vapors begin to form


fire hazards6
Fire hazards
  • Transfer flammable liquids to approved containers only


ignition sources
Ignition sources
  • Welding
  • Hot surfaces
  • Mechanical sparks
  • Electrical wiring


ignition sources8
Ignition sources
  • Prevent fires from occurring
    • Proper maintenance
    • Remove combustibles
    • Control fires that do occur
    • Detect fuel leaks


  • Neatness prevents fires
  • Keep work area free of debris
    • Oil
    • Grease
    • Solvents
    • Similar materials


fire protection equipment
Fire protection equipment
  • Know what equipment is available
  • Know how it operates
  • Sprinkler systems


fire protection equipment11
Fire protection equipment
  • Fire doors
  • Alarm systems
  • Inspection/maintenance of equipment


training classes of fires
Training - Classes of fires
  • Class A - ordinary combustibles
  • Class B - flammable liquids, gases, greases
  • Class C - electrical
  • Class D - combustible metals


training fire extinguishers
Training - Fire extinguishers
  • Remain calm - assess the situation
  • Report the fire and use the right type of extinguisher
  • Use dry chemical extinguishers on A, B, C type fires


training fire extinguishers14
Training - Fire extinguishers
  • Use PASS method
    • Pull pin
    • Aim at base of fire
    • Squeeze handle
    • Sweep at base of fire


training fire extinguishers15
Training - Fire extinguishers
  • Don’t aim high at flames
  • Fire extinguishers have limited operation time - 8 to 10 seconds
  • Time is of the essence


emergency alarms
Emergency alarms
  • Pull-box alarms
  • Public address systems
  • Telephone
  • Radio


emergency alarms17
Emergency alarms
  • Post emergency numbers
  • Emergency announcements have priority


evacuation procedures
Evacuation procedures
  • Proceed to nearest safe exit
  • Be aware of smoke, noxious fumes
  • Most victims suffocate


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Evacuation procedures
  • Close all doors within reach
  • Crawl on hands, knees
  • Don’t use elevators


evacuation procedures20
Evacuation procedures
  • Get away from flames, smoke
  • Use blankets, tarps as shield


fire emergency plans
Fire emergency plans
  • Know what to do in an emergency
  • Review fire prevention plans
  • Think first of your safety and safety of others
  • Sound alarm


fire emergency plans22
Fire emergency plans
  • Alert fire department
  • Try to put out fire only if it is small and tame
  • When necessary, leave the fire fighting to professionals


summary of main points
Summary of main points
  • Workplace fire hazards
  • Potential sources of ignition
  • Housekeeping measures to prevent fires
  • Fire protection equipment


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Summary of main points
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Know how to handle and store chemicals
  • Know what to do in an emergency


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Summary of main points
  • Call professional help if fire is out of control
  • Know the chemicals that you work with
  • Become familiar with emergency action plan