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
A June 2013 fire in New Hampshire sparked by a 9 volt battery in a junk drawer has fire safety officials warning of how to properly store them. The resident had just cleaned and organized a junk drawer in her kitchen and the fire was started by storing the 9 volt battery in the … Continue reading State Fire Marshal Warns of 9 Volt Battery Danger – The “Junk Drawer” Problem Continues to Grow!
In this issue OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas, Oklahoma Louisiana woman sentenced to 57 months in prison for providing fraudulent hazard waste training and impersonating OSHA official in wake of Gulf Oil Spill OSHA safety stand-down at Southeast construction work sites kicks off OSHA's … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition
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 Family gets fire-safety award (Ohio) Deadly Kentucky Blaze Leads to Fire Prevention Drive School Fire Safety Lesson Aids North Highlands Boy … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – February 25, 2012
NH Fire Marshal Warns About ‘Junk Drawer’ Items After Amherst Blaze LONDONDERRY, NH 8/8/2012 (CBS) – New Hampshire’s Fire Marshal is warning people after a fire at an Amherst, New Hampshire home that is being blamed on a battery, paper clips, post-it notes, and other items stashed in a junk drawer. The prongs of the battery, … Continue reading Updated! – House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise
NH Fire Marshal Warns About ‘Junk Drawer’ Items After Amherst Blaze LONDONDERRY, NH 8/8/2012 (CBS) – New Hampshire’s Fire Marshal is warning people after a fire at an Amherst, New Hampshire home that is being blamed on a battery, paper clips, post-it notes, and other items stashed in a junk drawer. The prongs of the battery, … Continue reading “House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise – Additional Stories!
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 08/27/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities City to inspect rental properties for smoke detectors (Iowa) … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 28, 2012
In this issue OSHA kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers: Educational materials and mobile application available OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign: New OSHA and stakeholder educational materials on fatal falls NIOSH researchers find respirable crystalline silica hazard for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations Assistant Secretary speaks on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012
Since Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, workplace safety and health conditions have improved. But too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. In 2010, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,690 workers were killed on the job—an average of 13 workers every … Continue reading 2012 Death on the Job Report
In this issue OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard OSHA seeks comments on how to prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers OSHA issues memo on safety incentive and disincentive policies and practices Grain employer sentenced for asphyxiation death of worker OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries OSHA finds two … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 2, 2012