Armory Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA Compliance Program
Xavier Armory
Fire Prevention Plan
for
Xavier Armory
3908 Winding Way
Xavier University
October 12, 2006
Ken Grossman
Xavier University – Revised 10/23/2013
Page 1
10/29/2013
Armory Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA Compliance Program
Table of Contents
Fire Prevention Plan
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 3
Responsibilities ........................................................................................................ 3
Major Workplace Fire Hazards ................................................................................ 3
Methods of Handling and Storage ........................................................................... 4
Potential Ignition Sources ........................................................................................ 4
Housekeeping .......................................................................................................... 4
Training .................................................................................................................... 5
Ken Grossman
Xavier University – Revised 10/23/2013
Page 2
10/29/2013
Armory Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA Compliance Program
Fire Prevention Plan
1.
Introduction
This Fire Prevention Plan has been developed to identify workplace fire hazards and their
control procedures. It also addresses the type of fire protection equipment or systems
available in the building, the responsibilities of employees to reduce and respond to fire
hazards, and the names of those personnel responsible for maintenance of fire protection
equipment. This Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) includes the Armory location at 3908 Winding Way
on the campus of Xavier University for Armory employees. This plan is designed to comply with
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.38
2.
Responsibilities
2.1
Portable Fire Extinguishers
The Armory of Xavier University is equipped with type ABC portable fire extinguishers. A
monthly inspection is conducted by Physical Plant personnel to ensure that extinguishers are
charged, accessible and in overall good condition. An annual inspection is conducted by a
contractor, who is responsible for recharging the extinguishers and ensuring that mounts are in
good condition. Following is the name and phone number of the contractor performing this
duty:
Name
Cintas Fire Protection
2.2
Phone Number
751-8384
Fire Suppression Systems
There are no fire suppression systems installed in the Armory at the present time.
3.
Major Workplace Fire Hazards
The following is a list of potential workplace fire hazards, which could be encountered in the
Armory:

Solvents and other flammable or combustible chemicals used in the building. This
includes, but is not limited to cleaning solvents, paint products, and vehicle
maintenance products. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) should be
Ken Grossman
Xavier University – Revised 10/23/2013
Page 3
10/29/2013
Armory Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA Compliance Program



4.
referenced to determine which materials fall into this classification.
Fuels used for lawn mowers, vehicles, snow blowers, etc.
Waste paper, cardboard and other combustible waste.
While not actually a fire hazard, it is important for the fire department to note that
as many as 5,000 rounds of special .22 caliber ammunition with plastic bullets may
be stored in the ROTC supply room in the Armory basement. It is stored in a vault of
cinder block construction, and the ammunition is in a metal cabinet inside the vault.
The ammunition is stored at Xavier for use at other locations.
Methods of Handling and Storage
Paper products (e.g., waste paper, cardboard) are removed and disposed of on a regular basis
so that large amounts are not accumulated in the Armory.
Fuels and maintenance products are stored away from open flames or in fire resistant cabinets.
5.
Potential Ignition Sources and Control
Potential ignition sources include matches, lighters, ignited cigarettes, flames and sparks
generated from welding or cutting operations. Some flammable materials may ignite from
prolonged exposure to heat. Sources of heat include radiators, space heaters, water heaters,
boilers and the sun.
Potential ignition source control is conducted through various means. These include but are
not limited to the following; a) prohibition of the use of matches, lighters, and smoking
products in University buildings; b) prohibition of welding or cutting in areas containing
flammable or combustible materials; c) the proper storage and handling of rags containing
flammable or combustible materials; d) proper storage of fuel and chemical containers.
6.
Housekeeping
The following individuals are designated as responsible for the control of fuel source hazards
(i.e., controlling accumulations of flammable and combustible materials so that they do not
contribute to a fire emergency). These employees and their material of concern are as follows:
Name
Building Coordinator
Ken Grossman
Location
St. Barbara’s Hall
Xavier University – Revised 10/23/2013
Page 4
Material of Concern
General Building Cleanliness
10/29/2013
Armory Fire Prevention Plan
OSHA Compliance Program
Associate Director of
Building Services
Alumni Center
Waste paper, cardboard and
other combustible waste
Logistic Technician
Armory
ROTC .22 caliber ammunition
Housekeeping procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste
materials are described below:


7.
Large amounts of flammable products are stored in fire resistant storage cabinets
that are located away from open flames or high heat sources. Smaller amounts of
flammable and combustible products are stored away from open flames and high
heat sources.
Physical Plant personnel are responsible for disposal of materials that are potentially
flammable or combustible. These include chemicals, waste paper, cardboard, etc.
Armory personnel also are responsible for ensuring that materials that are placed in
waste containers are away from potential ignition sources.
Training
Training will be provided to all Armory personnel. This Fire Prevention Plan will be reviewed
with employees at the following times:



When the plan is developed
Whenever the employee’s responsibility changes
Whenever the plan is changed
Ken Grossman
Xavier University – Revised 10/23/2013
Page 5
10/29/2013
Download PDF
Similar pages