Fire Prevention

In order to prevent fire, the following principles should be followed:

• Internal combustion engine-powered equipment must be located so that exhausts are away from combustible materials.

  • • Smoking is prohibited at, or in the vicinity of, operations that constitute a fire hazard. Such operations must be conspicuously labeled "no smoking or open flame."
  • • Portable battery-powered lighting equipment must be approved for the type of hazardous locations encountered.
  • • Combustible materials must be piled no higher than 20 feet. Depending on the stability of the material being piled, this height may be reduced.
  • • Keep driveways between and around combustible storage piles at least 15 feet wide and free from accumulation of rubbish, equipment, or other materials.
  • • Portable fire-extinguishing equipment, suitable for anticipated fire hazards on the jobsite, must be provided at convenient, conspicuously accessible locations.
  • • Firefighting equipment must be kept free from obstacles, equipment, materials, and debris that could delay emergency use of such equipment. Become familiar with the location and use of the project's firefighting equipment.
  • • Discard and/or store all oily rags, waste, and similar combustible materials in metal containers on a daily basis.
  • • Storage of flammable substances in equipment or vehicles is prohibited unless such unit has an adequate storage area designed for such use.
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