Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fire Preparedness/Safety

Since October is National Fire Prevention Month, this week we take a look at mitigating, preparing for and staying safe in a fire. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics fires and explosions accounted for 109 fatalities in the workplace in 2010, and, even though that’s only 4% of workplace fatalities, many of them are avoidable. If your fire preparedness plan isn’t up-to-date, this week’s articles can help you improve on it.

Use this fire safety checklist to see how prepared your business is for a fire. (Item #1)    Here’s information for small businesses to facilitate fire prevention planning. (Item #2)    Everything you need to know about choosing and using fire extinguishers. (Item #3)

Keeping employees safe in a fire or other emergency may require that they evacuate. (Item #4)    HR has an important role to play in workplace fire safety. (Item #5)    Don’t forget safety at home... here are 10 simple tips to help you avoid fires and reduce the risk of injury should one occur. (Item #6)

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