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TOPIC: Fires-and-explosions

Fire Safety At Work: 12 Tips to Stay Safe


According to OSHA, workplace fires and explosions kill 200 and injure more than 5,000 workers each year and costs businesses more than $2.3 billion in property damage. Explosions and fires account for 3% of workplace injuries and have the highest casualty rate of all probable workplace accidents. 

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Fire Safety: 12 Ways to Keep Your Workplace Safe


Fire safety has come a long way since the tragedy at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, that killed 146 garment workers -123 women and 23 men, in 1911. Today, there are standards put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to guard against hazards like locked fire exits and inadequate fire extinguishing systems.

However, according to OSHA, workplace fires and explosions kill 200 and injure more than 5,000 workers each year and costs businesses more than $2.3 billion in property damage. Explosions and fires account for 3% of workplace injuries and have the highest casualty rate of all probable workplace accidents.

Unexpected explosions and fires in the workplace are frequently caused by risk factors such as faulty gas lines, poor pipefitting, improperly stored combustible materials or open flames. These incidents cause damage to the respiratory system, varying degrees of burns and potential disfigurement.

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Celebrate Safely this July 4th!

This Saturday marks our nation’s 239th birthday.  Most Americans will celebrate our country’s Independence Day with friends and family. Many will enjoy fireworks under evening skies.

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Protect Workers from Electric Arc and Flame Hazards

Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. Think about that for a minute. Think of the lives affected and the cost of such injuries and loss of human life.

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Protect Your Workers from Fire

I remember learning in school about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in
1911. It was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women aged sixteen to twenty-three.

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How To Avoid The Five Most Common Workplace Accidents, Part 2

“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury and may never recover.” -- Secretary of Labor, Hila Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech, April 26, 2012

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