Danville (800) 252-5059 | Lisle (800) 628-5618

april, 2018

24apr11:45 am2:00 pmRegistration is closed.FLAMMABLES and COMBUSTIBLES - FIRE PREVENTIONTrain-the-Trainer

Event Details

This Train-the-Trainer session will assist WCTI members in proper handling of Flammable and Combustible materials and provide information in implementing a Fire Prevention Program to save lives and loss of property.

By the end of the training session the students will understand the following:

  • An overview of how fires start.
  • Information on the various fuels that can start a fire.
  • An overview of flammable liquid storage, including drums, storage cabinets.
  • OSHA requirements on raising the alarm in event of a fire.
  • OSHA requirements on fire extinguishers.
  • Safe dispensing from 55 gallon drums.
  • Information on fire prevention at work.

Having fire extinguishers strategically placed in your establishment is not a complete answer to fire safety. Your organization should have a comprehensive fire safety plan that anticipates potential fires, minimizes fire severity.

There are over 700 fires at work that result in millions of dollars of losses. John Newquist has 37 years of fire safety and 29 years with OSHA. He has investigated several fires that closed companies down forever.

He will cover the top five preventable fire causes and will use case examples to show the effect of these losses in term of business continuity, employee injury and property loss.

This class provides employees with the knowledge necessary to prevent these fires in the workplace and also focuses on the basic elements of fire prevention and protection.


John Newquist is an independent safety trainer, author, and consultant. He has been interviewed for his safety expertise and OSHA insight by NPR, BNA, Safety + Health Magazine, Mother Jones, and several more. He works with numerous companies to address their OSHA and safety compliance needs. He has a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Safety Professional. He has taught hundreds of safety seminars across the country including the National VPPPA, Construction Safety Conference, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, and numerous Building Trade Councils. He worked for OSHA from 1983-2012 and was also the Area Director of the Peoria Area Office. He currently teaches safety classes at the Construction Safety Council.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM and the Train-the-Trainer session will begin at 12:30 PM.

MSAP Bonus Points (.5) given for attending Task Force and (.5) for Train-the-Trainer.  Register for each session separately.


(Tuesday) 11:45 am - 2:00 pm Central


CCMSI Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Road

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