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Be Alert and Knowledgeable

Healthcare facilities contain numerous materials that can create or contribute to a fire, including:
  • Regular combustibles like, paper, cardboard, and plastics
  • Flammable chemicals
  • Compressed gases
  • Electrical equipment
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fire is a common serious hazards that workers could face in a typical healthcare facility. Individuals should remain alert to the potential fire hazards in their workplace and be knowledgeable about methods of fire prevention and containment.