Is your worksite Compliant with OSHA Regulations and NFPA Guidelines?
Review the OSHA Regulations and NFPA safety codes below to see if your work site is compliant with current standards. If you have any questions or need to increase your emergency preparedness please contact our Jobsite Safety Team today.
Last updated 9/15/2017
A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided for each 3,000 square feet of the protected building area, or major fraction thereof. Travel distance from any point of the protected area to the nearest fire extinguisher shall not exceed 100 feet.
One or more fire extinguishers, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided on each floor. In multistory buildings, at least one fire extinguisher shall be located adjacent to stairway.
A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 10B, shall be provided within 50 feet of wherever more than 5 gallons of flammable or combustible liquids or 5 pounds of flammable gas are being used on the jobsite. This requirement does not apply to the integral fuel tanks of motor vehicles.
The employer shall provide portable fire extinguishers and shall mount, locate and identify them so that they are readily accessible to employees without subjecting the employees to possible injury.
The employer shall be responsible for the development of a fire protection program to be followed throughout all phases of the construction and demolition work, and he shall provide for the firefighting equipment as specified in this subpart. As fire hazards occur, there shall be no delay in providing the necessary equipment.
NFPA 10 188.8.131.52
Fire extinguishers shall be conspicuously located where they will be readily accessible and immediately available in the event of fire
This is only a partial list for reference. Visit the official OSHA and NFPA websites for the most up to date safety requirements.