Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and health and safety are at top of mind now more than ever. To say that 2020 has been an unusual year is the understatement of…well, the year, and there are some new hazards joining the more common ones that face us every holiday season.
Tag: Fire Safety
If you allow workers to use portable heaters in their workspaces, you need to train those workers on how to safely use their heaters. But even if you don’t, providing them with the brief tips in today’s Advisor will let them know you care about their safety on and off the job.
What did you see when you walked into your facility this morning? Were there cords snaking across the floor, remnants of a spill from a couple of days ago, or overflowing trash cans? Or did you observe a strong sense of order, with clear walkways, properly stored tools, well-lit and clearly marked stairways, and hazardous […]
A safety professional recently wrote to the experts at Safety.BLR.com® looking for guidance on how many fire wardens (or marshals) are necessary based on building occupancy or size. A warden must make note of whether people in their part of a building evacuate—read on to see what the experts had to say.
Wildfires can happen at any time, though changes in land use combined with the steady and continuing rise of global temperatures over the past decades have helped create the perfect environmental conditions for them to thrive. To compound the problem, more and more people are living and working in communities where the risks posed by […]
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.
By itself, winter carries a heightened risk of fire, because it involves more of the things that create warmth and light—fireplaces, space heaters, candles, cozy blankets. During the holidays, even more light, heat, and potentially flammable decorations are added to that mix.
Spring has sprung, so your employees may be dusting off the winter cobwebs and tackling strenuous home tasks, such as spring cleaning and gardening. In today’s Advisor, we give guidance on conducting effective training for off-the-job safety. Would it surprise you to know that fewer workers are injured or killed at work than away from […]
Experts say about 85% of workplace fires result from human error and 15% from equipment problems. That means fires are a largely preventable hazard. Keep fire safety top of mind at your company to reduce risk. The list of workplace fire hazards doesn’t include many surprises. Still it’s a good idea to review them with […]