Monday, November 16, 2015

Fire Prevention for Small Businesses

Fire can have a devastating impact on small businesses and home-based-businesses.

A fire can race through a structure/business in a matter of minutes, giving the employer and employees little time to escape. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data for Texas for 2008,there were 23 work-related fatalities and 60 nonfatal cases requiring days away from work reported as a result of fires or explosions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.39 requires an employer with 10 or more employees to have a fire prevention plan.

A fire prevention plan must be:
• in writing;
• kept in the workplace; and
• available for employees to review.

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1 comment:

KMoody said...

Just a quick clarification - all employers are required to comply fully with CFR 1910.39 even if they have 10 or fewer employees. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may choose to communicate the plan orally to employees as opposed to having the plan in writing.