Fire And Exit

  • Safety News You Can Use

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      OSHA investigated and subsequently fined a cabinet manufacturer for 21 serious safety violations following a worker’s death due to acute exposure to wood dust. The manufacturer was found to have exposed workers to respiratory hazards, fire, explosion and amputation. In addition to the serious violations, there were two other violations. The OSHA citations were machine guarding violations; inadequate guarding for shafts, belts and pulleys; insufficient housekeeping to address accumulating Read More

  • Step into Action: Develop Your Emergency Action Plan Today

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    All businesses, big or small, need to have an emergency action plan. OSHA suggests that businesses include employees in the planning process and choose one person to lead the emergency plan. That individual will have these responsibilities: assessing the situation to determine whether an emergency exists requiring activation of the emergency procedures, overseeing emergency procedures, notifying and coordinating with outside emergency services, and directing shutdown of utilities Read More

  • When Disaster Strikes: How to Prepare an Emergency Plan

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    Disaster can strike when you least expect it. From fires to hurricanes, any disaster can wreak havoc on your business—and its future. One of the best ways to minimize the impact of any disaster is to prepare ahead of time. This includes preparing your business and your employees for any possible emergency. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers many suggestions on how to prepare. Gather emergency supplies that Read More

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    Two companies face a combined $64,200 in fines for safety violations after OSHA investigated a complaint about potential hazards at the site the companies share. One company received 15 serious citations for such violations as not providing and maintaining a hearing conservation program for employees exposed to excessive noise, blocked exits, tripping and fall hazards, not training workers on chemical hazards, not providing appropriate lockout/tagout training, and not Read More

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    A roofing contractor was cited by OSHA for a variety of safety violations and faces proposed penalties of $43,560. The contractor failed to provide fall protection to workers repairing a roof and offered inadequate anchorage points for fall arrest lines. It also did not train employees on how to recognize and address fall hazards. The contractor also put workers at risk for providing a damaged portable ladder (split Read More

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    A trucking company faces proposed fines of $43,000 due to five safety and health violations revealed during an OSHA inspection. Repeat violations included not providing employees—potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens— with the Hepatitis B vaccine. They also failed to enforce annual inspections of written procedures to protect workers from machine parts during maintenance work on landfill tippers, loaders and excavators. The company also failed to train workers on forklift Read More

  • The History of GHS Classification

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    As the world is currently focused on the World Cup and its host country, Brazil, it's interesting to note that Brazil was also the site of the creation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). More than 20 years later, implementation of GHS, an internationally recognized system for the classification and labeling, continues. In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known Read More

  • Product Spotlight: Fire and Exit Signs

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    Would employees and visitors to your facility know how to exit the building in the event of an emergency? They have to know, and you can help with signage that enables occupants to evacuate your building quickly and safely during an emergency situation. Simply by marking all emergency and fire exits, you can ensure everyone’s safety. According to OSHA, workplaces must have at least two exit routes. But Read More

  • Fire And Exit Signs: Leading the Way to Safety

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    Guide people to safety with fire and exit signs. Fire, whether it is caused by accident or started intentionally, has always caused huge losses and resulted in injuries, deaths, and property damage. Fire hazards are everywhere and, as such, in order to help keep people and property from harm, an effective fire safety program should be in place. This is where tools Read More

  • Means of Egress...Are Yours Effective?

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    Means of Egress…It sounds pretty straight and forward, but what does it really mean? How easy is it to locate a means of egress when seconds count? How effective are your means of egress? Are your means of egress up to code? These are just some questions to ask yourself about emergency exits, or your "means of egress". If you are in charge or will be held Read More

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