Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fire Prevention Week

October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. According to the NFPA, from 2005-2009 more than half of all non-residential structure fires occurred in workplaces. Almost 20 percent of those workplace fires occurred in office settings. This week's articles provide lots of fire safety tips that you can use in your fire prevention plan.

Check out NFPA's resources for Fire Prevention Week. (Item #1) Workplace fire safety is OSHA's principal focus. (Item #2) In high-occupancy buildings fire safety and effective evacuation strategies are particularly important. (Item #3)

If you don't have a fire safety plan (or have it in your BC plan), you need to start on one. (Item #4) Don't forget that employees need to be trained in fire safety, beyond just knowing where the exits are. (Item #5) Use this fire prevention checklist to see how well you're doing with fire safety. (Item #6)

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