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.