At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize benefits of an Emergency Action Plan.
- Identify elements of Fire Protection Plan.
- Identify conditions under which evacuation actions may be necessary.
- Identify conditions under which shelter-in-place may be necessary.
- Identify characteristics of an effective emergency escape route.
- Recognize the five types of fire extinguishers, including the types of fires they can extinguish.
- Review requirements for proper maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.
Certification for OSHA 29 CRF 1910.38 Concerning Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
This course satisfies training required for OSHA 29 CRF 1910.38
Who Needs this Training?
Any employee working in general industry except mobile workplaces such as vehicles or vessels.
Dangers of Remaining Uncertified
Case Study – The Station Nightclub Fire:
The Station nightclub fire occurred on the evening of February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, killing 100 people and injuring 230. The fire was caused by pyrotechnics set off by the tour manager of the evening’s headlining band, Great White, which ignited flammable acoustic foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage. The blaze reached flashover within one minute, causing all combustible materials to burn. Intense black smoke engulfed the club in two minutes. Video footage of the fire shows its ignition, rapid growth, the billowing smoke that quickly made escape impossible, and blocked egress that further hindered evacuation.
The toxic smoke, heat, and the resulting human rush toward the main exit killed 100; 230 were injured and another 132 escaped uninjured. Many of the survivors developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the event. This fire was the fourth-deadliest at a nightclub in U.S. history, and the second-deadliest in New England, surpassed by the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire, which resulted in 492 deaths.
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction to Emergency Action Plans – 01:00
Topic 1: Emergency Action Plans – 07:32
Topic 2: Fire Protection Plan – 10:26
Topic 3: Evacuation – 07:32
Topic 4: Shelter-In-Place – 03:38
Topic 5: Escape Routes – 06:04
Topic 6: Fire Extinguishers – 11:47
Topic 7: Fire Extinguisher Maintenance – 11:47
Summary – 01:26
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check
A minimum of one hour is required to complete this course.
OSHA does not specify a length of time for recertification as there is no OSHA standard covering this topic. However, the OSH Act general duty clause section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) states that each employer shall furnish employees a workplace free from hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
Certificate of Completion
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.