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Each year in the U.S., 70,000-80,000 workplaces experience a serious fire. Property losses from workplace fires exceed $2 billion annually. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Charts, 1992-2007, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of workplace fatalities in 2007.
Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer must provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use.
The focus of this course is to assist employers with familiarizing employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use per OSHA 1910.157.