Under Cal/OSHA regulations, most workplaces are required to have a written fire prevention plan that documents the following:
• Potential fire hazards and their proper handling and storage procedures, potential ignition sources (such as welding and smoking) and control procedures, and the type of fire protection equipment or systems that can control a fire involving them
• Names or titles of employees responsible for maintaining equipment and systems installed to prevent or control ignitions or fires
• Names or titles of employees responsible for controlling the accumulation of flammable or combustible waste materials
The fire prevention plan must include training of employees about the fire hazards of the materials and processes to which they are exposed. The plan must be reviewed with each employee at the time they begin working for you and should be available for employee perusal. Employers with 10 or fewer workers can communicate fire protection information orally.
Extinguishers. A separate Cal/OSHA regulation governs employee use of portable fire extinguishers within the workplace, requiring employers to provide approved extinguishers that are accessible to ...