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Life Safety and Hazard Control

Life Safety
1. Define panic behavor.
2. Identify three (3) life saving strategies.
3. Identify at least three (3) behavioral actions of an occupant in an emergency situtation.

Hazard Control:
4. The hazard control hierarchy consist of six major approaches to handling hazards. Name the six controls and describe each.
5. What are some of the specific hazards in fire control?
6. Find a hot work permit on the web, fill out and submit.
7. What should a Fire Prevention Plan do?

Installed Fire Extinguishers:
8. Why are installed fire protection systems so important and what is the difference between passive and active systems?
9.What is a Fire Wall or Fire Door and what purpose do they serve?
10. What are Standpipe hose and where are they located?
11. What is a Halon System, where is it used and why? Are the used today?
12. What is a flammable Vapor Detection system?
13. What is "Installed System Impairment" and what is suppost to take place during this time?

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1. Define panic behavor.

Behavior that results in sudden, overpowering terror, affecting many people at once is considered panic behavior.

2. Identify three (3) life saving strategies.

During the event of an emergency three life saving strategies can be implemented to prevent loss of life. Preventing the ignition of a fire is the first strategy, controlling the fire process is the second strategy, and separating people from the harmful effects of the products of combustion by time, distance, and shielding is the third life-saving strategy.
http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~tflan/documents/101docs/FIS101HumanBehavior-Fire.pdf

3. Identify at least three (3) behavioral actions of an occupant in an emergency situtation.

Three behavioral actions that occur with occupants in emergency situations are the evacuation of buildings, the attempt to fight or control the fire, alert other individuals, and alert the fire department.

Hazard Control

4. The hazard control hierarchy consist of six major approaches to handling hazards. Name the six controls and describe each.

The first major approach in the hazard control hierarchy is Elimination.

Elimination represents the most optimal form of hazard control because you physically remove the hazard. An example would consist of employees working high above ground wherein the elimination of the hazard would consist of moving the piece they are working on to the ground level thus eliminating the hazards associated with working at heights

The next approach is substitution, wherein the removal of something that is producing the hazard is substituted with something else that does not produce any hazards. To describe an example would be the removal of ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines life safety and hazard controls. The behavioral actions of an occupants in an emergency situation are determined.

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