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Category Archives: Fire Protection

5 Fire Protection Tips for Oil & Gas Worksites

October 22, 2020

With the flammable chemicals, gases and materials used in the oil and gas industry, employers are paying great attention to fire protection in the workplace. Controlling fire hazards is a key part of ensuring worker safety on extraction, refining and other sites. In complying with rules established by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Industrial Fire Protection and Life Safety Inspections in a Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Protecting our people and assets amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – by Don Cox, Fire Protection Expert This unprecedented pandemic and the actions that are being taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus could not even have been thought of only a few short weeks ago. With the attention to the daily changing needs

3 Ways to Increase Industrial Worksite Fire Prevention and Safety

February 2, 2020

At industrial worksites, employees may be exposed to flammable or explosive materials. This exposure risk could result in burns or other fire-related injuries that may endanger worker well-being. To prepare for fire emergencies, employers should educate their employees on medical treatment and prevention for burns. Train workers to assess burnsRecognizing and treating burns is an

Ignoring combustible dust hazards can lead to hefty fines and high risks for injury

July 20, 2016

Combustible dust is an explosion hazard that can affect many industries, resulting in high OSHA fines for violations and extreme risk to worker safety when not controlled. 

OSHA investigation shows critical importance of combustible dust safety

April 22, 2016

OSHA issued more than $145,000 in possible fines against a Georgia auto parts manufacturer after a maintenance technician was severely burned in a flash fire.

OSHA releases safety bulletin on hydrogen gas purging

March 11, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a new safety and health information bulletin on the hazards associated with hydrogen gas purging.

Increased regulatory attention shows importance of hazardous chemical safety

February 12, 2016

Recent incidents have underscored the importance of the process safety management standard. 

A new combustible dust safety standard may be on OSHA’s horizon

January 27, 2016

Employers looking to increase fire safety in their facilities should consider an often overlooked hazard: combustible dust.

Evacuation procedures and respirator use crucial to fire safety

January 11, 2016

Failing to train employees on fire safety and respirator use can result in OSHA citations, injuries and even fatalities. 

Emergency response protocols just as important as workplace safety

July 27, 2015

Though work sites have been made safer through stricter standards and advanced personal protection equipment, some cases of workplace injury are unavoidable.