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Fire Safety in the Workplace

FIRE! AT THE OFFICE Fire Safety in the Workplace KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! FLAME RESISTANT CLOTHING Made of materials that possess the quality to be flame resistant (not affected by laundering) FLAME REDTARDENT Made from flammable CLOTHING materials that are treated with chemicals to keep the material from burning- PREVENT FIRES/FIRE-RELATED INJURIES IN THE WORKPLACE WITH - EXIT Clearly Marked Escape Routes Written Emergency Action Plan Fire Prevention Policies (Made available to all employees) (In case of fire) Flame Resistant Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems (In house sprinklers) Portable Fire Clothing for High Risk Employees Extinguishers IN CASE OF FIRE: DO's DON'TS Stop the burning process by removing clothing and irrigating the burns. Y Do not start first aid before en- suring your own safety (switch off electrical current, wear gloves for chemicals, etc.) X Do not apply paste, oil, haldi (turmeric) or raw cotton to the burn. Do not apply ice because it deepens the injury. Extinguish flames by allowing the patient to roll on the ground, or by applying a blanket, or by using water or other fire- extinguishing liquids. Use cool running water to reduce the temperature of the burn. X Avoid prolonged cooling with water because it will lead to hypothermia. Do not open blisters until topical antimicrobials can be applied by a health-care provider. In chemical burns, remove or dilute the chemical agent by irrigating with large volumes of water. X Do not apply any material directly to the wound as it might become infected. Wrap the patient in a clean cloth or sheet and transport to the nearest appropriate facility for medical care. X Avoid application of topical medication until the patient has been placed under appropriate medical care, FIRE BY NUMBERS IN 2008,OVER 410,000 burn injuries OCCURED IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH APPROXIMATLEY 40,000 requiring hospitlization. "Two years' retrospective data (2005-2006) from the Trauma Registry of the American College of Surgeons of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, were collected and analyzed. 2,150 adult patients with acute burns admitted 15% (384 cases) were work related Average age of patients: 37 90% of work-related burn admissions were male. TIPS TO PREVENT WORK-PLACE FIRES Read labels and MSDSS for the fire hazards related to the chemicals you use. Don't overload electrical circuits. Check containers regularly for damage or leaks. Make sure cords and plugs are in good condition before using electricial equipment. Keep your work area free of trash, conbustile scrap xtinguish cigarettes and matches completely in designated containers. metals and other debris Obey smoking rules and "No Smoking" signs. Report fire hazards you can't correct yourself. Sources: cles/pages/training-critical-preventing-workplace-fires.aspxĹ atety/Monthly%20Safe- ty%20News- letters/Fy06/MOC%20Safety%20Newsletter%200ct%2005.pdf Prudential O verall Supply

Fire Safety in the Workplace

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Preventative measures, coupled with a thorough emergency plan, can help reduce the injuries and deaths that could be caused by a workplace fire.


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