Course Description

Portable Fire Extinguisher

Please note: This is a free complimentary course for students.  Students will also receive a free certificate of completion after passing the course final exam.  To begin the course please click on “Using Portable Fire Extinguishers” below in the “Course Content” section.

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.

Key Topics:

  • Fire extinguisher operation
  • Fire extinguisher usage
  • Fire extinguisher ratings
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher labels
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • PASS

Target Audience: 

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Course Duration: 30 minutes