Q: Does OSHA require a monthly check of portable fire extinguishers?
A: Yes. The OSHA standard for portable fire extinguishers 19 10.157 requires a monthly check.
Each month check for:
- proper location;
- accessibility and visibility;
- intact tamper seal;
- allowable pressure range;
- corrosion or damage to the tank; and
- clogging of the discharge nozzle.