Policy SY09 FIRE EXTINGUISHER PROVISIONS

Policy Steward: Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Contents:

  • Purpose
  • General Requirements
  • Specific Requirements
  • Further Information

  • PURPOSE:

    To specify procedures for providing fire extinguisher protection for specific occupancy hazards.

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    The University will purchase and install the required hand-portable fire extinguishers necessary for protection purposes within each building in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Statewide Building Code generally known as the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and the currently adopted edition of the International Building Code and OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers.

    Departments, Colleges, and Non-University Park locations will be responsible for purchasing the required fire extinguisher protection for specific hazards introduced into the occupancy of the building. Examples would be quantities of flammable liquids, specific electrical equipment, special research apparatus, excessive storage of paper, wood, textiles, etc.

    Fire Classifications.

    Fire Extinguishers.

    Following is a listing of the basic types of hand-portable fire extinguishers which are designed for the above classes:

    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

    The sizes and types of fire extinguishers are generally available through University General Stores. Departments may purchase the number desired through General Stores by submitting a General Requisition Form (GREQ) in IBIS.

    For buildings and equipment located at University Park and environs, the Office of Physical Plant will charge the fire extinguishers as required and then properly mount them at the designated locations. In addition, they will include the extinguishers on the preventive maintenance schedule for required inspection and hydrostatic testing.

    For buildings and equipment located at non-University Park locations, or Field Research Stations not included under the previous paragraph, the maintenance personnel at these facilities mount them properly, and include them on the preventive maintenance schedule for inspection and hydrostatic testing.

    Any questions concerning the quantity and/or types of fire protection required should be directed to the University Environmental Health and Safety Office, University Park, Pennsylvania - 16801 Telephone (814) 865-6391.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    For questions, additional detail, or to request changes to this policy, please contact the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.


    Effective Date: April 15, 1993
    Date Approved: April 15, 1993
    Date Published: April 15, 1993 (Editorial changes, June 12, 2014)

    Most Recent Changes:

    Revision History (and effective dates):

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