Every year, fires in the U.S. result in thousands of deaths and injuries, as well as billions of dollars in damages. Fires in a healthcare setting are particularly hazardous because of the presence of volatile substances, such as compressed gases, and the risks of evacuating vulnerable patients.
As a sales rep, you should know the risks of fire, including those unique to a healthcare setting. You will also need to know what basic steps to take to prevent fires and how to act safely in the event of an emergency.
By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently answer the following questions:
- What are the leading causes of fire in the workplace?
- What are some hazards specific to a healthcare setting?
- How can I reduce risks to myself and others?
- How can I protect myself and others during an emergency?