Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013

        Campus fire safety Inspections/code enforcement Smoke alarms Sprinklers Wildland fire safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other safety news International news Fire prevention news articles Campaigns/other fire safety activities 10,000 smoke detectors; Fire department plans one-day blitz (Iowa) American Red Cross partners with Harvey firefighters to educate about home fire safety … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013

“Big Ass Fans” Are Energy Efficient & Draw A Crowd

  I went on a job interview in July at a great company in the Chicago area. Part of the interview was obviously a plant tour. After donning all our PPE required for the tour, the Plant Manager and I went out onto the plant floor. The first thing that struck me was that there … Continue reading “Big Ass Fans” Are Energy Efficient & Draw A Crowd

CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

Richmond, California, April 15, 2013—Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has … Continue reading CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

  In this issue Campaign to prevent fatal falls featured by state municipalities OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction: registration open Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013 OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 OSHA cites Kyklos … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

CSB Releases Draft Final Report on Carbide Industries Explosion that Killed Two in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011

Company Ignored Years of  Smaller, Similar Incidents in Electric Arc Furnace Report Proposes More Industry Guidance for Furnace Safety   Louisville, Kentucky, February 7, 2013 – A large explosion at Carbide Industries that killed two workers and injured two others here on March 21, 2011, resulted from a failure by the company to investigate similar … Continue reading CSB Releases Draft Final Report on Carbide Industries Explosion that Killed Two in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

In this issue OSHA staff works to assure that recovery workers are protected as Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction continues throughout eastern U.S. Black Friday is November 23: OSHA urges retail employers to protect workers from injuries during holiday sales with safe crowd management planning Tennessee Valley Authority contractor convicted of falsifying safety and health … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 3, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 12/03/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Partners Promote Awareness with Giveaway of Smoke Alarms - … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 3, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 27, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News   Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 11/26/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Have Safe Thanksgiving Dinner 'Stand By Your Pan' … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 27, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Carbon Monoxide Exposures Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Hundreds attend WISH-TV Fire Safety Event (Indiana) Fremont Fire Department seeking volunteers for smoke detector program Promoting prevention … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Rapid Rise Hydrocarbon Fires – What Risk Managers Need to Know

For good reason, the fire protection of structural steel, decks and bulkheads, pipe supports, process equipment, valves and especially pressure vessels has become a top-of-mind issue for risk managers in the oil and gas industry. Oct. 5, 2012 Roger Williams   The shift of oil and gas exploration, extraction and processing to offshore deep sea … Continue reading Rapid Rise Hydrocarbon Fires – What Risk Managers Need to Know