Tag: fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher Safety – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the forklift image. Learn more.   Image Description: Understanding how to use a fire extinguisher is important especially when you are in the face of a fire. This illustration…

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School Fires Up Sharply in London

The London Fire Brigade has renewed its call for fire sprinklers to become mandatory in the capital city’s new schools. The brigade reported that school fires in London have increased by 34 percent last year alone. The brigade has campaigned for years to make sprinklers mandatory in new schools and during major renovations. Sprinklers are…

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36 Deaths and Counting: Why the Ghost Ship Tragedy Should Haunt Safety Advocates

There is a reason why we have building, zoning and fire codes: Safety. Most fire and building codes were written to protect residents, workers and the general public from tragedies like the one that occurred at an Oakland warehouse on Dec. 2. ‘Tis the season… Parties, holiday events, art shows and sales, concerts. But how…

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Worker dies while checking fire extinguishers: $113K OSHA fine

OSHA has fined TimkenSteel Corp. following the death of a worker in March. The employee was found dead in an elevator control room at the company’s Canton, OH, plant. He’d been performing monthly fire extinguisher checks.  An investigation determined that on March 20, 2016, nitrogen leaked into the control room resulting in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere. Oxygen levels…

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Office Fire Safety Infographic

Offices may seem like a pretty tame, non-threatening setting, but the truth is that they can pose a risk for injuries and illnesses if safety is often disregarded. One particular risk is the risk of fires, which is where office fire safety becomes important. The following infographic breaks down the areas that pose the most…

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Office Fire Safety Infographic: How to Prevent Office Fires

Fire Safety- Extinguishing Different Types

Despite that we may not think there are many hazards in the office, there are still hazards present that can cause lasting damage to employees if they’re not careful. One of the most prominent being office fire hazards. Office fire hazards can be lurking anywhere, just as they potentially are in our homes. Considering that…

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Where There’s Smoke . . .

Being a firefighter was all I thought about when I was a kid; little did I know about the dangers associated with the fire and rescue profession. Many people in the fire service today probably feel the same way. The training and awareness that you acquire as you grow into your career as a firefighter…

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