Posts Tagged ‘fire safety’

School Fires Up Sharply in London August 12, 2018 No Comments

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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 especially […]

Explosion Kills Worker, Injures Dozens at NY Cosmetics Company November 27, 2017 No Comments

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An explosion ripped through the Verla International Ltd. cosmetics factory in New Windsor, N.Y., around 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 20, injuring approximately 25-30 employees and killing one. Workers fled the building and local emergency responders arrived on scene and were inside the building at 10:40 a.m. when a second explosion occurred, injuring seven firefighters, at […]

36 Deaths and Counting: Why the Ghost Ship Tragedy Should Haunt Safety Advocates December 5, 2016 No Comments

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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 safe […]

Worker dies while checking fire extinguishers: $113K OSHA fine September 13, 2016 No Comments

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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 were […]

Workplace Fire Safety Infographic September 5, 2016 No Comments

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Workplace fire safety is important to know in and out, as some of us spend over 40 hours a week at our jobs. You never know when a fire could break out, making it important to have an effective plan, as well as be aware of potential fire safety hazards in your workplace.

This infographic […]

Office Fire Safety Infographic May 21, 2016 No Comments

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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 […]

Joint Commission Adopting 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code May 17, 2016 No Comments

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The Joint Commission announced May 13 that it will follow suit with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and adopt the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety code, effective July 5, 2016. The organization reported it has advocated for CMS to adopt this change for years.
The rule adopts most of the proposals […]

Office Fire Safety Infographic: How to Prevent Office Fires April 24, 2016 No Comments

Fire Safety- Extinguishing Different Types

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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 […]

Where There’s Smoke . . . April 19, 2016 No Comments

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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 […]

Hot Work Fire Watch Bundle Download February 5, 2016 No Comments

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Fire Extinguisher Training Video on DVD
Usage of various types of fire extinguishers, including general ABC fire extinguishers and industry specific fire extinguishers. View Product

Fire Safety Real, Real Life Training Video
Covers all the important information regarding fire safety, including: Four elements and classes […]

CSB: Multiple process safety deficiencies led to explosion, near-miss January 26, 2016 No Comments

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the Feb. 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA, was caused by “multiple process safety management deficiencies.” The CSB also contends the situation easily could’ve been much worse.
Two workers were injured when an explosion occurred in the refinery’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP), a piece of equipment used […]

Fire Hazards in Commercial Kitchens December 29, 2015 No Comments

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments respond to more than 7,000 fires in eating and drinking establishments in the U.S each year.  Of these, more than half (57%) originate in the kitchen, ignited by cooking equipment.  These fires cause hundreds of injuries and multiple deaths, and lead to an average of […]

(Video) How to Operate Fire Extinguisher – Fire Safety Training December 14, 2015 No Comments

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Related Fire Safety Training DVDs:

Fire Extinguisher Training Video on DVD – OSHA Compliance

Covers the usage of various types of fire extinguishers, including general ABC fire extinguishers and industry specific fire extinguishers. View Product

JJ Keller Fire Prevention & Response Training Video on DVD
Covers key aspects of workplace fire safety training and can be used as […]

Fire Safety Bundle Download November 24, 2015 No Comments

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Industrial Fire Prevention Training
Review steps that can be taken to help prevent fires and discuss what employees should do in case of a fire emergency. View Product

JJ Keller Fire Prevention & Response
Covers key aspects of workplace fire safety training and can be used as […]

Evacuation Training Bundle Download November 23, 2015 No Comments

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Evacuation Procedures Training Program
Provide the information employees need to learn to act quickly and safely during an evacuation. View Product

Emergency Evacuation Getting Out Alive
Explains several emergency situation responses, the importance of drills and the principles of RACE. View Product

Emergency Evacuation DVD and Video

Covers evacuation procedures […]