Illinois Department of Labor Provides New Safety Resources for Fire Service Employees

Firefighting is a dangerous profession that requires well-serviced equipment, safety protocols and regular, ongoing training. To assure these safety standards are being met, the Illinois Department of Labor’s Illinois OSHA regularly inspects public fire departments across the state.Now Illinois OSHA has compiled a comprehensive safety and health compliance guide as well “OSHA 101 for Fire Departments” videos to provide guidance and take the mystery out of Illinois OSHA inspections. The 88-page Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Guide for Fire Departments is the most comprehensive assistance resource Illinois OSHA has ever developed for the Illinois fire service. It is available here: https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/safety/SiteAssets/Pages/IL-OSHA-FactSheets-Publications/IL-OSHA%20Compliance%20Guide%20for%20Fire%20Departments%20V1637400275761453796.pdf.A three-part series of video lessons dubbed IL OSHA 101 for Fire Departments is also available on IDOL’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyfZrT33dHM_RDXnkZc6rwThe informative videos, produced by Illinois OSHA Downstate Regional Enforcement Manager Erik Kambarian, familiarize viewers with IDOL and Illinois OSHA, provide a primer on the inspection process and an overview of compliance basics. A three-part series of video lessons dubbed IL OSHA 101 for Fire Departments is also available on IDOL’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyfZrT33dHM_RDXnkZc6rwThe informative videos, produced by Illinois OSHA Downstate Regional Enforcement Manager Erik Kambarian, familiarize viewers with IDOL and Illinois OSHA, provide a primer on the inspection process and an overview of compliance basics. The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office and the Illinois Fire Service Institute welcomed and encouraged the use of the new materials by fire departments and fire protection districts across the state.

 

 

 

 

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