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Fixed Extinguishing Systems, General
Scope and Application
1910.160(a)(1) This section applies to all fixed fire extinguisher systems installed to meet a particular OSHA standard except for automatic sprinkler systems which are covered by 1910.159
1910.160(a)(2) This section also applies to fixed systems not installed to meet a particular OSHA standard, but which, by means of their operation, may expose employees to possible injury, death or adverse health consequences caused by the extinguishing agent. Such systems are only subject to the requirements of paragraphs (b)(4) through (b)(7) and (c) of this section
1910.160(a)(3) Systems otherwise covered in paragraph (a)(2) of this section which are installed in areas with no employee exposure are exempted from the requirements of this section.
1910.160(b)(1) Fixed extinguishing system components and agents shall be designed and approved for use on the specific fire hazards they are expected to control or extinguish.
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