Hospital Fire Safety Policy

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    • All hospitals must have at least two exits, so if one is blocked during a fire, the other may be used, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDL). These exits must be clearly marked and obstructions must be kept away from exits at all times.


    • Employers must tell employees of the hospital about all fire hazards to which they may be exposed. Employers must monitor heat-producing devices on a regular basis, making sure all accidental-ignition parts are working. Employees must be told in advance of any fire-preventing measures they are to take.


    • Employers must provide an emergency action plan to be followed in case of fire. This should include all evacuation routes for employees and patients.

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