What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Labour.
The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Fire safety involves taking proper precautions to reduce the likelihood of a fire, and also knowing how to react if a fire should occur. All employees should be able to identify unsafe work conditions, and use aggressive fire prevention techniques to reduce or eliminate potential dangers. It is also important to know the class of fire, how to choose the correct extinguisher, proper firefighting techniques, and know when not to fight a fire. In accordance with OSHA 1926.500, 1926.501, ANSI z359.1-1992, A10.32-2004 & A14.3-1992
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