Does your warehouse facility have an adequate fire prevention and preparedness strategy? That was the question on attendees’ minds in the standing-room-only crowd for Tim Dietz’s and Ray Panko’s presentation on the first day of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2019 Conference and Exposition, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Category: Fire Safety
Do you deck the halls in your workplace? Whether you do it for business-related purposes—decorating to draw in customers looking for holiday items—or just to bring some seasonal cheer into the workplace, make sure that your holiday decorations don’t invite tragedy.
See how Safety.BLR.com® experts answered the following question: “We have a general industry Texas customer whose business insurance company is requiring that they store all their flammable aerosols in flammable lockers, even if there is less than 25 gallons. Is this true?”
Firefighters—whether they are working in burning buildings or burning forests—can experience a dangerous condition called rhabdomyolysis or rhabdo. Rhabdo is the breakdown of damaged muscle tissue that releases proteins and electrolytes into the blood. These substances can damage the heart and kidneys and cause permanent disability and even death. The condition can occur for many […]
A Billings, Montana, general contractor and a Rock Springs, Wyoming, subcontractor face $249,516 in penalties for exposing workers to numerous safety hazards, causing an employee to suffer severe burns.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a fire prevention plan when applicable standards require it. However, the agency “strongly recommends” that all employers develop a plan.
A report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concluded that a November 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, resulted from a failure to use good safety practices.
It’s very likely that you use aerosol cans at your facility. They are pervasive in workplaces and in society as a whole. However, aerosol cans present significant environmental and safety hazards. We’ll take a look at some of these concerns and also offer some tips to reduce the use of aerosols.
Yesterday we reviewed steps to conduct a fire-risk assessment concerning vehicle and motorized equipment ignition hazards at oil and gas (O&G) wellsites. Today we will look at how to use that information to protect your wellsite workers from vapor ignition fires and explosions.
According to a new safety hazard alert, there were 85 deaths between 2005 and 2015 at oil and gas (O&G) wellsites that were caused by fires or explosions. Of those, 27 deaths were directly related to flammable vapors from vehicles or motorized equipment.