Fire Prevention in the Workplace

Fire Prevention in the Workplace

Exiting --- (A Means of Life Safety)

  • Assure exits are never blocked or locked.
  • Never place flammable liquids, solids, or gases near exits.
  • Assure all exit lighting is working and that all exit signs are in order.
  • Keep exiting aisles and corridors clear of combustibles. A clear, unobstructed path is needed for exiting.
  • Never use 3-hour fusible links in doorways as this is an aid to the travel of smoke.

Rubbish and Trash --- (Aids in Fire Fuel Loading and Spread)
  • Place rubbish and trash in proper containers.
  • Do not allow any combustible material to be placed near any heat source such as heaters, ovens, stoves or similar heat producing appliances.
  • Make sure trash cans are emptied daily.

Smoking --- (A Leading Cause of Fires)
  • When emptying ashtrays, be assured that all the ashes and butts are extinguished thoroughly.
  • Make sure there is an adequate number of ashtrays placed in smoking areas.
The Main Causes of Electrical Fires
  • Misuse of extension cords (not to be run over 6 feet).
  • Faulty outlets and plugs.
  • Bad appliances.
  • Octopus connections (overloads).
  • Improper electrical connections.
Fire Protection Equipment
  • Be sure all employees know the location of fire extinguishers.
  • Make sure there are no obstructions blocking access to any fire protection equipment.
  • Make sure all employees know how to use an extinguisher.
  • Be sure all extinguishers are fully charged and have been inspected.
Flammable Liquids
  • 2009 IFC storage of Class I, II, or III liquids is prohibited unless properly stored. This includes:
    • gasoline
    • Coleman fuel

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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