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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  02/14/2023
  • References
    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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