Safety articles on Fire

A person's hand opening the nozzle on a smaller propane tank.
Fire

Handle Propane Safely at Work to Prevent Fires and Explosions

Propane is a safe, efficient, and reliable fuel often used on the job but it must be handled, transported, and stored properly or it can be dangerous.

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Fire Extinguisher on Concrete Post
Fire

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher to Safely Put Out a Fire

If it's allowed as a component of the workplace fire prevention plan, employees should be trained to safely use the fire extinguishers available at work.

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Static Electricity Illustrated Representation
Fire

How to Prevent Fire Hazards Associated with Static Electricity

When combustible materials are handled, static electricity can be dangerous as the work environment then becomes at risk for fires and explosions.

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Fire Alarm with Graphic Words that say, "This is not a Drill!"
Fire

Workplace Fire Protection Training is Beneficial for All Workers

All workers should have a clear understanding of the organization’s fire safety plan, and be familiar with the location and types of extinguishers available.

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Black dust cloud on a white background that says Combustible Dust in white letters.
Fire

Why Combustible Dust is So Dangerous When It's Not Controlled

The dangers of combustible dust, how and why primary and secondary explosions occur, and general control measures facilities can implement or improve.

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Person Pulling Fire Alarm in Building
Fire

Fight the Fire or Evacuate, Know How to Make the Call

Employees should know the questions to ask themselves when they only have a few seconds to decide whether or not to attempt to extinguish a fire at work.

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Danger Hot Work Sign in Busy Machine Shop
Fire

Assigning a Fire Watch is Important for Fire Prevention

Your workplace fire prevention plan may require fire watch personnel and guidance on how to implement that precaution during and after hot work activity.

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Construction Worker Carrying Lumber on Construction Site
Fire

Key Areas of Focus for Construction Site Fire Safety

Construction site fire protection includes housekeeping, fire extinguisher availability, evacuation routes and combustible materials handling.

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Fire Extinguisher Inspection
Fire

Workplace Fire Extinguisher Inspection Requirements

Guidance on workplace fire extinguisher inspection requirements and recommendations including best practices for conducting a monthly visual inspection.

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