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Module: Exit Routes, Emergency Action, and Fire Prevention Plans
Exit Routes, Emergency Action, and Fire Prevention Plans

There is a long and tragic history of workplace fires in this country caused by problems with fire exits and extinguishing systems.

OSHA requires employers to provide proper exits, firefighting equipment, and employee training to prevent fire related deaths and injuries in the workplace.

Emphasis is on escaping from fires; however, some additional hazards include explosions, earthquakes, bomb threats, toxic vapors, and storms (tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.). Compounding factors that may interfere with a safe escape include panic and confusion, poor visibility, lack of information, and misinformation. These factors frequently cause more injuries and fatalities than the hazard itself.

This module takes 30 minutes to complete. At the end of this module, you must obtain an 80% or higher on the Test Your Knowledge for it to be marked as complete. You have unlimited attempts and the highest attempt is recorded.