FPP Requirements

An FPP must be in writing, be kept in the workplace, and be made available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees [29 CFR 1910.39(b)]. At a minimum, the FPP must include the following:

  • • A list of all major fire hazards, proper handling and storage procedures for hazardous materials, potential ignition sources and their control, and the type of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard [29 CFR 1910.38(b) (2)(i)].
  • • Procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials [29 CFR 1910.38(b)(3)].
  • • Procedures for regular maintenance of safeguards installed on heat-producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials [29 CFR 1910.38(c)(5)].
  • • The name and job title of employees responsible for maintaining equipment to prevent or control sources of ignition or fires [29 CFR 1910.38(b)(2)(ii)].
  • • The name or job title of employees responsible for the control of fuel source hazards [29 CFR 1910.38(b)(2)(ii)].
  • • An employer must inform employees, upon initial assignment to a job, of the fire hazards to which they are exposed. An employer must review with each employee the fire prevention necessary for self-protection [29 CFR 1910.38(b)(4)(i-ii)].

The elements of an FPP are as follows:

  • • Identification of the major workplace fire hazards and their proper handling and storage
  • • Potential ignition sources (e.g., smoking) and their control procedures, and the type of fire protection equipment or systems that can be used to control a fire
  • • Names or regular job titles of personnel responsible for fire suppression equipment or systems
  • • Names or regular job titles of personnel responsible for controlling fuel source hazards
 
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