Know what to do
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace fires and explosions kill 200 workers and injure more than 5,000 workers each year, at a cost of $2.3 billion annually. Don’t be one of these casualties.
Use this emergency action and fire prevention exercise to make sure you’re prepared for emergencies. Choose Yes or No for each statement.
Do you know:
· The location of fire alarms near your work area? Yes No
· How to activate fire alarms? Yes No
· How to recognize the emergency signal? Yes No
· How to report an emergency? Yes No
· Who to contact in an emergency? Yes No
· Your emergency assignment? Yes No
· The designated evacuation route(s) from your work area? Yes No
· Evacuation routes from areas in the workplace other than your work area where you frequently go (rest rooms, break rooms, etc.)? Yes No
· The assembly area outside where you must go following evacuation? Yes No
· The location of shelter-in-place areas within the workplace? Yes No
If you chose No for any statements, find out the information now—before an emergency happens.