“CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

Earlier this month a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, where a tank explosion on July 28, 2014, killed a contract worker and severely injured another. Our team, working alongside federal OSHA inspectors, found that the incident occurred during hot work on or near a tank containing … Continue reading “CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

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Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

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

NFPA Looking For Fire Departments To Help Them Deliver Fire Safety With Domino’s & The Home Depot For Fire Prevention Week 2013

Detroit Fire Department kicked-off the 2012 FPW Domino's program NFPA teams up with organizations and fire departments across the country regularly to expand the reach of fire safety information, but the biggest push by far happens each October around Fire Prevention Week. FPW, as it is referred to by many, is a time when the … Continue reading NFPA Looking For Fire Departments To Help Them Deliver Fire Safety With Domino’s & The Home Depot For Fire Prevention Week 2013

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

USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

  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 International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/26/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Study: fire risk reduced by home visits ( U.K.) Community Wide Home Fire … Continue reading USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

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 International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Lancaster City Fire Department has free smoke detector program Campus fire safety Fatal Fire Leads to Safe Student Housing List (Ohio) State College apartment … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

An investigative report by NBC Chicago highlights a battle raging in Illinois as State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis is working to update the state fire code, unchanged for the past twelve years. According to the report “the one he's proposing is a big one: a first-ever requirement for fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes, … Continue reading Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

Arc Flash Regulations Overview

  New Regulations, NEC Labeling Requirement OSHA is now citing and fining employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash. For guidelines on best practices for protecting employees, OSHA refers employers to the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E standard, "Standard For Electrical Safety In the Workplace." The NFPA 70E 2012 edition instructs … Continue reading Arc Flash Regulations Overview

June & July Are Peak Months For Grilling Fires & Injuries

Video: Hannah Storm, NFPA team up to offer consumers home fire safety. May 23, 2013 – As the Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, grillers everywhere are dusting off their spatulas and are eager to let the grilling season commence. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is recommending that grillers be mindful … Continue reading June & July Are Peak Months For Grilling Fires & Injuries

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 22, 2013

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 International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/20/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Fond du Lac Firefighters Bring Safety Initiative Door-to-Door - story and video - (Wisconsin) … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 22, 2013

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013

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 International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/13/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Fire department on mission to put smoke detectors in every home (Idaho) Fire agency offers … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013