Workplace Fire Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Act contains many regulations that businesses must follow for the sake of their workers and communities. Many of these regulations pertain to a company’s reaction to potentially life-threatening emergencies. For example, every business that falls under OSHA’s jurisdiction must take steps to protect employees from fires.
If your workplace is not making safety a priority, it is important to stand up for your rights. To discuss the strength of your legal claim with an experienced Austin workplace safety attorney, call The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017.
OSHA Fire Safety Requirements
You may want to speak with one of our Austin workplace safety lawyers if your employers have failed to provide safety measures such as:
- Careful plans for emergency response, including fully accessible exit routes and maps that show how to exit the building. These plans must be posted around the workspace, with copies available on request.
- A fire evacuation plan. This plan should include a place for evacuating employees to gather, which must be a safe distance from the workspace.
- Fire response training. Businesses should designate certain employees to act as wardens or guides during fires. These employees need to be carefully trained in emergency response.
- Fire prevention. Each workspace should containing functioning and accessible fire extinguishers and other safety equipment. Employers also need to recognize and respond to potential fire risks around the workplace.
Your employer has no right to place you in unnecessary danger. If your workplace is failing to meet OSHA regulations, you need to be informed about your options.
The Austin employment law attorneys of The Melton Law Firm have years of experience helping employees fight unfair labor processes. contact us today at (512) 330-0017.