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How will your employees respond to fire-related emergencies? Will they evacuate or will they use portable fire extinguishers to fight fires? Oregon OSHA’s portable fire extinguisher rule (437-002-0187), which applies to businesses that have portable fire extinguishers, has exemptions that may apply to your workplace. See Oregon OSHA’s Portable fire extinguishers fact sheet for more information.

Firefighters and a variety of automatic and fixed extinguishing systems are also covered by Oregon OSHA’s fire protection requirements. See the Rules tab for more information.

  • Brochures/Guides
  • Checklists
  • Fact sheets
    • Craft distilleries
      Describes the hazards involved in craft distilling, hazard controls, and safe practices for distilling.
      English  11/25/2014
    • Fire extinguishers, portable
      Details the requirements for selection and location of portable fire extinguishers, with guidance for developing emergency-action and fire-prevention plans.
      English  12/28/2011
  • Forms
  • Hazard alerts
    • Wildland firefighting face masks
      Hazard alert about the dangers of using face protectors, shield hoods, shrouds, and bandanas that are commonly used in fighting wildland fires; however, they do not supply fresh air or oxygen, they don’t protect against carbon monoxide or other contaminants, and they don’t take the place of a respirator.
      English  07/01/2016

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