Items Tagged with 'Fire safety'


Maintaining emergency exits

Maintaining access to emergency exits in the workplace is vital to protecting workers in the event of a fire or other evacuation. OSHA requirements on the number of exits vary according to the size of the workplace and the number of employees, but typically at least two emergency exits are needed.
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The dangers of canned air

Canned air is commonly used in offices to clean dust from equipment such as computers and shredders. These products often are used without incident; however, lack of training in proper use can lead to flash fires and injuries, warns the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
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Fire in the workplace

While prevention is the best way to avoid fires in your workplace, knowing how to quickly and correctly respond in the event of a fire can save lives.
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Portable gas can safety

According to NIOSH, a number of fires have spontaneously ignited when workers attempted to fill portable gas cans in the backs of pickup trucks with plastic liners or in cars with a carpeted interior surface.
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Keeping extinguishers in shape

Portable fire extinguishers can be vital in preventing a small fire from turning into a major incident. But the devices cannot provide protection unless they are properly maintained.
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