Category Archives: Fire Prevention & Protection

US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes fines of $236,500 for Forever 21 for repeat workplace safety violations at Paramus, NJ, and Manhattan, NY, stores Federal OSHA has cited fashion retail chain Forever 21 for exposing employees to safety hazards at its … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles OSHA has reminded all compliance officers to check for adequate means of egress at all workplaces. This follows the recent disastrous fire and explosion that killed at least 119 workers on June 4, 2013, at a poultry … Continue reading

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OSHA cites AmeriGas Propane L.P. in Conroe, Texas, for exposing workers to safety hazards; proposed fines total $105,000 after 3 workers hospitalized and 4 others treated and released due to a December 2012 fire. HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has created a webpage which provides a central location for all NIOSH firefighter-related resources, projects, and publications occurring and/or produced within the organization.  This includes the addition of subpages that categorizes … Continue reading

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OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust, a new, informative booklet that outlines safe procedures for emergency responders … Continue reading

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Top Items OSHA Wants You to Remember When Developing Emergency Evacuation Floor Plans by Dwayne Towles Where applicable, exits with wheelchair access should be designated on the floor plan. To learn more about accommodating people with disabilities in emergencies consult … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the safety manager of a fairly large, light industrial and warehousing operation.  There are approximately 200 fire extinguishers throughout your complex of several buildings, supplied and serviced by an outside vendor.  However, your company … Continue reading

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US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. in Killeen, Texas, for exposing workers to electrical, other safety hazards KILLEEN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. with … Continue reading

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announce a partnership initiative to identify individual and organizational behaviors that adversely impact firefighter health and safety and to develop strategies to mitigate them. The IAFC’s Safety, … Continue reading

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SCBA facepiece lenses may undergo thermal degradation when exposed to intense heat July 2, 2012 — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a safety alert on Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) facepiece lenses. Among other things, NFPA is recommending … Continue reading

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