This page provides valuable reference materials for prevention of fire-related injuries in all workplaces.
Fire safety is addressed in specific OSHA standards for recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction.
Hazards and Possible Solutions
Provides references that may aid in recognizing and evaluating hazards and possible solutions in the workplace.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to fire safety.
- Wildfires. OSHA. Provides workers and employers information on how to prepare and protect themselves before and after a wildfire.
- Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems (EPUB | MOBI). OSHA Publication 3256, (2015). Explains how fire service operations can be influenced by different building features and offers considerations for design professionals that can help facilitate these operations. The manual includes chapters and narratives on building and site design, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire department connections, fire alarm and communications systems, as well as various firefighting systems.
- Evacuation Plans and Procedures. OSHA eTool. Helps small, low-hazard service or retail businesses implement an emergency action plan, and comply with OSHA's emergency-related standards. Includes information on portable fire extinguishers, fire prevention plans, and fire detection systems.
- Portable Fire Extinguishers. Addresses risk assessment, fire extinguisher basics, use, placement and spacing, hydrostatic testing and OSHA requirements.
- Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry.
- Fire Protection. Addresses the changes required by the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard (29 CFR 1915 Subpart P) which was issued September 15, 2004 and became effective December 14, 2004.