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Remember the PASS Technique When Using a Fire Extinguisher

Remember the PASS Technique When Using a Fire Extinguisher

Retaining, properly maintaining and locating your workplace fire extinguishers is not only important; it is also a legal requirement! OSHA standards require that employers provide portable fire extinguishers that are easy to locate and that these extinguishers are properly maintained in a fully charged and operable condition. But knowing where your workplace’s fire extinguishers are… Read more »

Stanford Scientists Design Fire-Safe Lithium-Ion Batteries

Stanford Scientists Design Fire-Safe Lithium-Ion Batteries

A few months back, we discussed the combustion risk associated with lithium-ion batteries. These batteries can be found just about everywhere, and last year they made headlines when the lithium-ion batteries in Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones started spontaneously bursting into flames, ultimately prompting the company to issue a complete recall of the phones. Any lithium-ion… Read more »

Beware of Space Heaters in the Workplace This Winter

Beware of Space Heaters in the Workplace This Winter

As the cold weather slowly creeps in, we scramble to layer on clothing to fight the winter chill. When severe weather causes the cold to come indoors in our offices and workplaces, we turn the heat up to combat the frigid temperatures. Portable space heaters can create a comfortable environment for our workspaces, but they… Read more »

Keep Your Office Fire Safe This Christmas

Keep Your Office Fire Safe This Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means businesses all across the country are decorating their offices and hosting holiday parties for employees. This is a great opportunity to bring a little festive cheer into the office, but Christmas decorations can also constitute fire hazards if you’re not careful. Today we’ll show you… Read more »

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 »