Protect your property and safeguard staff, residents, and guests by following fire safety guidelines and recommendations. Everyone onsite should be made aware of how to avoid fire hazards and how to respond in the event of fire, including evacuation
Smoke alarms are essential to fire safety, giving you precious time to evacuate the building and call for help. Smoke alarms should be installed outside every sleeping
area and checked monthly to be sure they work. Learn More About Smoke Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be installed in a central location and outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas
created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, etc. do not fully burn. Carbon monoxide fumes are toxic and can be fatal. Learn More About CO Alarms and Related Legislation
Employers need to have an emergency plan in place and train employees on what to do in a fire emergency. If workers are expected to use fire extinguishers, they need to have proper access and training. Staff, residents, and guests need to know evacuation procedures and routes, including stairways and meeting places. Evacuations that are chaotic and
disorganized can result in panic, injury, and property damage. OSHA recommends clearly communicating to employees who will be in charge during an emergency to minimize confusion.
Fire Hazards to Avoid
Many fires are preventable. Protect against fire at your property by eliminating fire hazards and educating your staff, residents, and guests on fire prevention.
NOTE: This information is a summary interpretation and was prepared as general reference material only. This summary is not authoritative as laws can be amended over time. For specific compliance requirements and updates, please refer to the actual
code language and the statute or legal counsel.