Fire Safety and Patient Evacuation Overview
- Identify fire prevention and containment techniques that you and your employer may use to help reduce the risk that a fire will ignite and spread at your facility
- Describe actions that you and your employer should take in response to a fire, including how to use a fire extinguisher
- Recognize the components of an emergency action plan, and describe how to protect, and if necessary evacuate, patients from a fire
This lesson will make you aware of the responsibilities that you and your employer have for safely preventing and responding to a fire at the health care facility where you work. In addition, you will learn how to correctly select and use a fire extinguisher to safely contain and extinguish a fire, how to protect yourself, your coworkers, patients, and health care facility visitors in the event of a fire related emergency, and how to follow your employer's emergency action and evacuation plans.
- 10 Minutes
- Medical - Fire Safety and Patient Evacuation Overview
- CFR 1910.34(a), (b), (c)(1) and (2) 29 CFR 1910.157(c)(1) and (4); (d)(1), (g)(1) 29 CFR 1910.35 29 CFR1910.36 (b) 29 CFR 1910.38 (b) and (c) 29 CFR 1910.39 (b) OSHA Publication 3088: How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations OSHA Publication 3122: Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness OSHA Fact Sheet: Planning and Responding to Workplace Emergencies OSHA eTool: Evacuation Plans and Procedures - Fire Prevention Plan OSHA Fact Sheet: Fire Safety in the Workplace