New Jersey Fire Prevention: What you need to know
New Jersey has no specific law or regulation requiring private employers to conduct fire or evacuation drills. New Jersey employers are required to comply with National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101 that has been adopted by reference in NJSA 34:6A-26.
However, federal standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs New Jersey's occupational safety and health system, require that companies with 10 or more employees have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans for each workplace. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plans orally.
Similar requirements are contained in the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act (PEOSH), which covers the workplace safety and health of the state's public sector employees (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 34:6A-25et seq.).
There is a more detailed discussion of federal OSH Act emergency and fire plan requirements. Please see the national Fire Drills/Evacuation Drills section. Also check local fire safety codes, which may contain additional requirements.
Statewide drills. The state of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) observes and coordinates statewide drills for hurricane evacuation in August and National Preparedness Month in September. For information, go to http://www.nj.us/njoem.
Evacuation drills. NJOEM maintains the 211 phone number for emergencies within the state, including calls for evacuation. NJOEM also has an evacuation drill checklist for schools that would be useful in planning for any facility at http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/pdf/5EvacSchoolChecklistword.pdf.
Sheltering in place. NJOEM has information on ...
>> Read more about Fire Prevention
More on this topic:
District of Columbia |
New Hampshire |
New Jersey |
New Mexico |
New York |
North Carolina |
North Dakota |
Rhode Island |
South Carolina |
South Dakota |
West Virginia |
New Jersey Fire Prevention Resources
Fire Prevention Products
Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
Safety training and compliance just got easier. You get easy access to hundreds of training solutions, easy-to-understand regulatory analysis, analysis of federal and state full-text regs, regulatory activity, news, and best practices. Safety.BLR.com - your online safety solution."
Safety Training Presentations in PowerPoint
Complete PowerPoint training meetings make it easy to deliver OSHA required safety training. These 25 ready-to-deliver meetings give you effective toolbox training – no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides many with AUDIO
, handouts, and quizzes."
OSHA Training System - Safety Training
Here's a coordinated, multi-media training program that delivers everything you need to conduct your required OSHA training. In one package you get 32 prewritten safety outlines, 64 reproducible handouts, plus many of the sessions include BLR safety booklets that go along with the meeting outlines. Two part training is effective, easy, and long-lasting."
Essential Safety Policies
BLR's Essential Safety Policies is an authoritative source of guidance and information to which managers and supervisors can turn not only in situations where the "right" course of action is unclear, but also in cases where they are tempted to act on memory or instinct.
Audio Click 'n Train: Emergency Action and Fire Prevention
Complete Audio PowerPoint training meeting makes it easy to deliver Emergency Action and Fire Prevention training. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, and quizzes."