https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFJ6cQUJOsg Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - March 25, 1911 It may not seem that the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which happened over a century ago in New York City, would be relevant today -- but it is. It was a tragedy that opened the nation's eyes to poor working conditions in garment factories and other … Continue reading 103 Years Ago, March 25, 1911, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.
Category: Fire Hazard
Testimony of CSB at Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing – Chevron Fire, West Texas Explosion & West Va. Water Crisis
U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso at March 6, 2014, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing Entitled “Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety: Oversight of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security” CLICK HERE to view the written statement Chairman Boxer, Senator Vitter, and distinguished Committee members – … Continue reading Testimony of CSB at Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing – Chevron Fire, West Texas Explosion & West Va. Water Crisis
CSB Chair Applauds Changes to ICC Codes Addressing Gas Blow Pipe Cleaning Operations and Hot Work
Washington, DC, February 6, 2014 – The chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today commended the International Code Council (ICC) and its members for revising the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) to prohibit the unsafe practice that killed six workers in a tragic explosion at the Kleen Energy … Continue reading CSB Chair Applauds Changes to ICC Codes Addressing Gas Blow Pipe Cleaning Operations and Hot Work
KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger
GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) - For the past week, one particular video has been lighting up social media, warning of improperly stored 9-volt batteries sparking devastating house fires. The clip, first posted on the website kidsandcharacter.com, recounts how a battery fire destroyed the home of Fort Collins, CO, resident Dave Miller. It begins with the dramatic … Continue reading KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger
“Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”
CBS News Report (NH) on Junk Drawer Battery Storage Actual 9 Volt Battery Fire Aftermath If you want to get an idea of how this happens, do like I did when I was changing 7 smoke detector back-up batteries. I removed the old battery from one of the smoke detectors and inadvertently put it in … Continue reading “Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”
Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.
What's wrong with this video? Are we this complacent? Is Everyone a reporter? - What Would YOU Do? (Note: Raw News Footage. The first minute should show you all you need to know!) OSHA Evacuation Plans & Procedures E-Tool: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/ OSHA Requirements: Fight or Flee? | Extinguisher Basics | Fire Extinguisher Use | Extinguisher Placement … Continue reading Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.
One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”
"I had never stopped to consider the 9 Volt Battery Fire Hazard that exists in my battery drawer until I saw this video about a house fire that was caused by a battery. Any battery could cause a fire if a connection is made between the positive and negative terminals but because of the … Continue reading One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”
Another Train Collision in North Dakota Sets DOT 111 Oil Rail Cars Ablaze
A plume of smoke rises from scene of a derailed train near Casselton, North Dakota December 30, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Michael Vosburg/Forum News Service (Reuters) - A BNSF train carrying crude oil in North Dakota collided with another train on Monday setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze, the latest … Continue reading Another Train Collision in North Dakota Sets DOT 111 Oil Rail Cars Ablaze
What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20-z4d_vrTE PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-014, (2011, November 29). Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-010, (2009, August 18). Refinery NEP First Year Inspection Results [69 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA. Letter to Refinery Manager Attachment A Attachment B Process Safety Management Depends on … Continue reading What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?
Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters
Concerns over electrocution and a lack of roof access hampered firefighting efforts at Dietz & Watson blaze By Vince Lattanzio | Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 Firefighters battling the massive 11-alarm blaze at the Dietz & Watson distribution center in South Jersey faced an unlikely foe during the fight -- solar panels. A solar array with … Continue reading Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters
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