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It is imperative that this module incorporates facility-specific procedures. This should include a walk through to orient staff on types of and locations of your emergency equipment, emergency exits, alarms, etc. Practice all procedures discussed in the module as well as any facility specific procedures. This should include the use of fire extinguishers, fire pulls/alarms, fire/emergency drills, etc. Perhaps invite a representative of your fire department or other safety consultant to augment this module. You may want to gather a few Safety Data Sheets for chemicals you use in your facility for review during this module.
Course Information:
  • DVD Training Video
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Types of and Locations of Your Emergency Equipment
  • This Course We Will Address Three Areas of Safety


Course Objectives

  • Fire Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety

Course Outline

  • In this course we will address three areas of safety:
  • Fire
  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Take a moment and think about what we can do to reduce the risk of fires and fire related injuries in our Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities. Examples may include:
  • Properly operating smoke alarms.
  • Know where fire extinguishers are and how to use them.
  • Conduct regular fire and evacuation drills.
  • Have designated smoking areas. Residents who are cognitively impaired may require supervision when they are smoking.
  • Store combustible materials appropriately.
  • Make sure electrical appliances are in good working order.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits with excessive power cords in wall electrical receptacles.
  • Do not use extension cords as permanent wiring.
  • Know emergency services contact information and post this information in appropriate areas.
  • Let’s review the following fire procedures. Ask your supervisor to provide any facility specific policies you may have in your personal care Community.
  • Never aim high at the middle or top of the flames as this will cause the fire to spread. If you cannot extinguish the fire, evacuate the building immediately.
  • Chemical safety is proper storage and use of chemicals.
  • Solvents
  • Window cleaner
  • Grease cleaners
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • It is important to always read the label on the bottle/container and follow all the directions. Be sure to store chemicals properly.
  • Typically you do not mix chemicals; hazardous reactions may occur. If you do mix chemicals, such as bleach and water, the container must be labeled with an accurate description of the contents.
  • Keep chemicals in their original container.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals. Typically your Safety Date Sheets are kept in a brightly colored binder for easy use. Discuss how to read a Safety Date Sheet. Safety
  • Date Sheets are available from the chemical manufacturer or distributer.
  • Eye wash stations are an integral part of your chemical safety program. Take a moment to demonstrate proper use of your eyewash station.
  • The risk of electrical shocks, burns and falls related to contact with electricity can be reduced by following general safety rules.
  • Ensure tools and appliances do not have frayed, cut or damaged cords.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits.
  • Do not use a 3 prong adapter to allow a 3 prong plug to fit in a 2 prong outlet.
  • Ensure your hands are dry before using electrical equipment. Do not stand on wet floors when using electrical equipment.

Resource Packet

All of our staff training DVDs include a resource packet to help you conduct a successful inservice training with your staff. Each downloadable resource packet includes an instructor guide, learner workbook, inservice attendance roster, certificate of completion, quiz, and quiz key.

Running Time

Approximately 18 minutes.

Additional Information

Canonical Link caregiver-state-requirements/states-l-n/massachusetts/massachusetts-assisted-living-training/fire-electrical-and-chemical-safety
Course Type DVD

Fire Electrical, and Chemical Safety