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Lithium Ion Battery Fire Safety

Lithium Ion Battery Fire Safety

Recently, lithium ion battery fires made global news headlines when the batteries in Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones started bursting into flames, causing property damage and injuries to users. The company has since recalled the phones, and its engineers are still working to determine the root cause of the fires. The fires in Samsung’s phones may… Read more »

It’s Fire Prevention Week at Life Safety Consultants

It’s Fire Prevention Week at Life Safety Consultants

This week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Week to raise awareness about what we can do to prevent fires in our homes and workplaces. On their website, the NFPA offers a variety of educational materials to help people keep their properties fire safe, and teach them what to… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Address These Common Office Fire Hazards

We might not think of offices are especially dangerous work environments, but they can have their fair share of hidden fire hazards. Because safety standards in offices are typically not as strict as they might be in say, a factory or laboratory, it can be easy for these fire hazards to go unnoticed. Likewise, it’s… Read more »

Rules of Fighting (And Choosing Not to Fight) Fires

In this blog, we typically focus on tools and techniques that prevent fires. But no matter how well-protected your workplace might be, it’s important to know what to do in the event that one breaks out. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established some basic rules of firefighting. These rules are designed… Read more »

An Explanation of Common Smoke Detection Technologies

Smoke detectors act as an essential early-warning system in your workplace, alerting employees to budding fires before they become to full-blown blazes. Every day, we place our implicit trust in smoke detectors to protect us in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors are everywhere, but in spite of how commonplace they are many people… Read more »

Preventing Electrical fires in Your Office

The modern office is home to a host of electrical equipment that can constitute a serious fire hazard if you don’t take the necessary precautions. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), faulty electrical devices are one of the leading causes of structure fires in office properties. Today we’ll look at a few ways… Read more »

Combustible Dust Puts Workplaces at Risk

In 2008, 14 people were killed when sugar dust suddenly ignited in a violent explosion at a refinery in Georgia. Two  years after that, a similar incident involving combustible dust in a metal recycling facility in West Virginia killed three workers and injured a contractor. According to the Chemical Safety Board, 281 dust-related workplace fires… Read more »