“A fire can double in size within 30 seconds and a building could easily be reduced to rubble. We have lost so many lives in fires in workplaces which could have otherwise been prevented,” said Occupational Safety and Health Center Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

Engr. Concepcion Sto Tomas, chief of the OSHC Safety Control Division, explained that “We should do everything to prevent fires from happening in workplaces but if one does break out, workers should know how to respond to it and protect their lives.”

Some 72 workers from 36 companies benefitted from the free on-line Fire Safety Orientation held by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) for the past two days.

The orientation featured discussions on the basics of fire, fire prevention control and detection, emergency preparedness, fire extinguishment and use of portable fire extinguishers.