Personnel should be informed of the fire hazards associated with the materials and processes to
which they are exposed. Personnel should be trained on response procedures for fires. For
example, in addition to evacuation, personnel may be expected to use fire extinguishing
equipment and/or activate manual alarms.
Proper maintenance, inspection and testing of fire protection equipment and systems are key to
eliminating or controlling fire development. Equipment should be maintained according to
manufacturers' specifications. In addition, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25,
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection System and other NFPA
codes covering the particular equipment or device should be consulted. Whether maintenance is
performed in-house or contracted, the individuals performing the work should be properly
trained. Names or titles of personnel responsible for maintenance should be kept on file.
Maintenance, inspection and testing procedures apply to:
Equipment installed to detect fuel leaks, control heating, and control pressurized systems
(e.g., flame arresters on furnaces, high temperature/pressure switches on dip tanks);
Portable extinguishers, automatic sprinkler systems and fixed extinguishing systems (e.g.,
sprinkler control valves, fire pumps);
Detection systems for smoke, heat, or flame;
Fire alarm and annunciation systems; and
Emergency back up systems and the equipment they support.
12.11. PROCEDURES FOR THE REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE EAP
This section should contain the procedures to review and update the EAP. As a minimum, this
section should describe procedures for:
The periodic review/update of the plan;
Training employees on the latest changes to the plan; and
Coordinating and integrating the latest version of the EAP with the HASP, site
emergency response organizations, and the host ERP (if applicable).
1. 29 CFR 1910.38, Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Hazards.
2. 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
3. 29 CFR 1910.165, Employee Alarm Systems.