Q&A: OSHA and fire drills
OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 14, 2009
Q: Does OSHA require an annual fire drill?
A: No. Federal OSHA only recommends periodic drills, and no standard sets a frequency.
Fire drill requirements and frequencies are usually regulated by local fire authorities or by accrediting organizations; your insurance company may also have a requirement. Be sure to check with these sources when developing your policy.
For a fire drill checklist appropriate for medical and dental practices, go to the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Tools page.
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