Wisconsin Fire Drills laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Fire Drills: What you need to know

Federal standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Wisconsin's occupational safety and health system, require that companies with 10 or more employees have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans in place for each worksite. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plans orally.
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There is a more detailed discussion of the federal OSH ACT emergency and fire plan requirements.
Wisconsin has adopted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code as the state of Wisconsin Fire Code, and Chapter 8, NFPA 1, is the state standard for fire/emergency egress and relocation drills.
Commercial buildings. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code has been adopted as the State of Wisconsin Fire Code. The code is managed by the state Department of Safety and Professional Services and requires emergency egress and relocation drills for commercial buildings, including assembly businesses, mercantile establishments, private dormitories and residential boarding facilities, healthcare facilities, and daycare facilities.
Under the Code, employees also must be trained in the use of fire extinguishers and the duties they are to perform in the event of a fire emergency. Managers of commercial facilities should contact their local fire departments for assistance in complying with requirements based on the occupancy classification for the building.
Schools. Public and private schools must hold unannounced egress drills at least once per month and keep records of these drills for 7 years (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 118.07).
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