Tag: fire safety

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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Explosion Kills Worker, Injures Dozens at NY Cosmetics Company

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…

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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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Workplace Fire Safety Infographic

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…

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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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Joint Commission Adopting 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code

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…

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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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Hot Work Fire Watch Bundle Download

  Click Here to download the FREE hot work fire watch bundle. 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…

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