Category Archives: Fire Prevention & Protection

Name of product:  ThinkPad Notebook Computer Battery Packs Recall Number:  15-117 Recall Date:  April 21, 2015 Hazard:  The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy:  Consumers should immediately turn off their ThinkPad notebook computer, remove the battery pack … Continue reading

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Discount chain retailer has history of OSHA violations BOWDON, Georgia – Dollar General Corp. has been cited again by OSHA, this time for four repeated safety violations found in a December 2014 inspection of the Bowdon store at 203 Wedowee … Continue reading

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                    Recall Date:  September 18, 2014 Recall Numbers:  14-278 Name of Product:  SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base Hazard:  The fire alarm base can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk … Continue reading

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Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the … Continue reading

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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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