Safety

Q&A: Checking portable fire extinguishers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 3, 2011

Q: Does OSHA require a monthly check of portable fire extinguishers?

A: Yes. The OSHA standard for portable fire extinguishers, 1910.157, requires a monthly visual check.

Click here to learn what items to check and for a link to a downloadable diagram to help you with compliance.

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