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OSHA Training Update

OSHA Fire DoorsYour OSHA and General OSHA courses received a new slide this month.  This update only applies to certain medical facilities. If your organizational type is not included in the following list, we would encourage you to HIDE the slide titled:    Exit Doors: Fire Resistant Materials

The exit door fire resistant materials rule applies to the following types of medical facilities: Religious Non-Medical Health Care Institutions (RNHCI), Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), Hospice, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Hospitals, Long Term Care, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH).

Here is the slide content:

Exit Doors: Fire Resistant Materials
Certain healthcare facilities are required to have exits which are separated by specific fire resistant materials. All organizations should ensure a safe workplace. Fire doors must be in good repair and be functioning properly.

The specific requirements include construction materials which are used to separate an exit from other parts of the workplace must have a one-hour fire resistance-rating if the exit connects three or fewer stories and a two-hour fire resistance-rating if the exit connects four or more stories.

Policy:

We ensure that Fire Safety Policies meet NFPA life safety code and 2012 additional requirements are addressed.

Procedure:

@[email protected] follows Federal and Local laws to ensure safe exits. We inspect our exits to ensure that exits have a one-hour fire resistance-rating if the exit connects three or fewer stories and a two-hour fire resistance-rating if the exit connects four or more stories. All emergency exit doors which may be used to exit the building in case of a fire are in good repair and are functioning properly.

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