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Fire Safety: Patient Evacuation

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the employer’s role in fire safety
  • Identify the components of a safety plan
  • Identify fire risks in the work setting and explain how to avoid them
  • Explain how to respond to a fire emergency, including how to properly use a fire extinguisher
  • Describe the procedures for protecting patients in case of fire, including evacuation procedures

Available in English

20 minutes

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Keeping the Workplace Safe - Your Employer's Role
  • Fire Risks - Your Role
  • Fire Response
  • Patient Protection and Evacuation
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E, Means of Egress
  • 29 CFR 1910.34(a), (b), (c)(1) and (2)
  • 29 CFR 1910.157(c)(1) and (4); (d)(1), (g)(1)
  • 29 CFR1910.35
  • 29 CFR1910.36 (b)
  • 29 CFR1910.38 (b) and (c)
  • 29 CFR1910.39 (b)
  • OSHA Publication 3088:  How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations
  • OSHA Publication 3122:  Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • OSHA Fact Sheet: Planning and Responding to Workplace Emergencies
  • OSHA eTool: Evacuation Plans and Procedures – Fire Prevention Plan
  • OSHA Fact Sheet: Fire Safety in the Workplace
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2009 edition
  • The Hamilton Archives at Hartford Hospital