Saturday, November 1, 2014

Commonly Asked Questions About Portable Fire Extinguishers

November 1, 2014 - It’s been a little over a year since I posted a blog explaining Federal OSHA’s requirements to provide education and training on portable fire extinguishers to workers when there are extinguishers available for their use. Since that time, some readers have emailed me with other questions about extinguishers; the same questions that come up quite often when I conduct mock-OSHA inspections.  While I could probably ramble on trying to answer fifteen or twenty recurring questions today, I decided to post answers to five commonly-asked questions about portable fire extinguishers in my blog.
  • How high above the floor does OSHA require portable fire extinguishers to be mounted?   Federal OSHA standard 1910.157(c)(1) simply states that the employer “shall mount” portable fire extinguishers so they are accessible to employees; there is no height requirement listed. However, in OSHA’s . . . 
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