According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal injuries involving fires and explosions rose 21% in 2013, with 148 fatalities compared to 122 the previous year. Fire-related injuries don't just affect firefighters, but workers in many different industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and retail.
The OSHA Fire Detection and Protection for General Industry Course
Our Fire Detection and Protection for General Industry is designed to prepare employees, business owners, managers, architects, engineers, and contractors to prevent fires from starting and strategically handle them when they occur. These are some of the most important topics that the course will cover:
- OSHA fire detection and protection requirements
- Fire preparation strategies
- Electrical hazards
- Materials handling
- Hazard communication
- Exit routes
- Fire extinguishers
- Emergency action plans
This general industry course is useful for a variety of industries, including businesses based in factories, hospitals, schools, production facilities, and offices. Inevitably, fires cause panic and confusion, so the best way to reduce risks and promote a safe work environment is to be prepared for potential fires at all times. In the workplace, it is everyone's responsibility to understand the basics of fire safety and identify potential risks before they cause devastating damage and injuries.
This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a University of South Florida Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs.