Understanding proper fire extinguisher safety is important. After completing this lesson, you will be able to identify the four fuel sources and the appropriate extinguisher to use to put out a small fire and apply the safest procedures for extinguishing a fire in the workplace. You will also be familiar with the maintenance, inspection and documentation requirements for maintaining fire extinguishers. This lesson satisfies the training requirements for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standard 29 CFR 1910.155 (c) 41, 29 CFR 1910.157 (g) (1) through (4) and references NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 10(13).
• Describe the principles of fire extinguisher operation
• Classify fuels to determine the proper fire extinguisher to use in case of fire
• Recall the safest method of extinguishing a fire in the workplace
• Identify what actions constitute an inspection
• List corrective actions for rechargeable and non-rechargeable fire extinguishers
• Describe the record-keeping requirements for different inspections and maintenance activities