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Fire Extinguishers – Do You Know How (and When) to Use Them?

Fire Safety

We’ve discussed the dust explosion pentagon, which explains the five components needed for a combustible dust explosion, before. Today we’re going to discuss a diagram that is simpler, but no less important for people to understand: the fire triangle. The fire triangle is made up of the three components necessary for a fire to start:

Combustible Dust 101

combustible dust

There’s no avoiding dust: it accumulates in our workplaces, our homes and even our cars. Many of us find dust irritating, but we tend to think of it as harmless. In the workplace, this misconception about dust can actually lead to very dangerous situations. Under the right conditions, many types of dust can catch fire

Reducing the Risks of Serious Injury in the Workplace

prevent injuries with safety gear

The following is a guest post by Steve McLeod of Fire and Safety Australia about reducing injuries in the workplace. Fire and Safety Australia is Australia’s leading provider of National Fire and Safety Training. Their purpose is “to forever change safety in the world, one experience at a time.” Workplace injuries are often tragic for

Fire Safety

Big Machine on Fire

A successful safety program in the workplace takes a collaborate effort among everyone. Fire safety, is no different. Although workplace fire incidents remain relatively low, incidents like the April explosion at a fertilizer plant in  West, Texas, remind us of the importance fire safety and training are to the workplace. The mystery behind the West,