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Category Archives: Fire Protection

CSB Calls for OSHA Standard for Combustible Dust Hazards

June 25, 2015

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board called for stricter regulations for combustible dust again this year after a factory fire injured seven workers in 2012.  Combustible dust is often a hidden fire hazard for industrial workplaces as any combustible material that is in a finely divided form could burn quickly in the right

How to Have a Comprehensive Fire Protection Plan on the Job

June 23, 2015

A proper fire protection plan starts with establishing preventative measures to enforce in the workplace. With a variety of hazardous chemicals and substances in the industrial sector that could cause fires or explode, employers should minimize facility damage and potential for employee harm with a comprehensive fire protection plan. According to the National Fire Protection Association,

5 Fire Protection Tips for Oil and Gas Worksites

February 11, 2015

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

3 Steps to Improve Fire Prevention and Safety at Industrial Worksites

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 burns Recognizing and treating burns is