(PRWEB) April 28, 2015
Recently, a store in Texas was fined by OSHA for not training employees on fire extinguisher use, as well as other unsafe conditions and situations. The Houston store was given a Serious violation because “An educational program was not provided for all employees to familiarize them with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting” (from OSHA’s Notification of Penalty, 4/20/2015).
Fires kill hundreds, and injure thousands, of workers and cost organizations billions of dollars each year. Fires can quickly spread out of control, so addressing the fire immediately and efficiently is vital. With fires as a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment, teaching workers how to use and select the appropriate fire extinguisher can save lives and protect organizations from serious disruption, and even OSHA violations and fines.
Succeed Management Solutions, LLC has released a new Fire Extinguisher Safety training. This training is the newest title in the Succeed Online Training Library. This training educates workers on the three different stages of a fire, the elements needed to start and sustain a fire, and the five different fire classifications and the correct extinguishers to use for each type. It also teaches trainees how to assess a fire, and decide when it is better to evacuate or attempt to extinguish. Lastly, the training addresses the P.A.S.S. technique, which describes how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to establish an emergency action plan.
As with all Succeed courses, this training can be assigned to employees via Training Track™, an application that is designed to automate all aspects of an employee training program. Training Track™ is one of the available applications in Succeed’s web-based Risk Management Center. The Risk Management Center also contains other OSHA-required programs, training materials, and integrated software solutions.
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track®), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track®), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track®), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track®), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers support services, such as managing Certificates of Insurance, Safety Data Sheets, and creating custom training courses.