The Harrington Group

Sprinkler Systems – An Introduction to Fire Safety’s Most Effective Ally

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

If you hold a cigarette lighter underneath a sprinkler, every sprinkler in the building will suddenly activate and spew water, right? Wrong. The heat from the lighter will cause only one sprinkler to operate, the one that feels the heat. We have Hollywood movies to blame for the widespread misconception that all of the sprinklers...read the full article

Combustible Dust Explosion at China Factory Kills 75

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

On August 2nd, reportedly, 75 people were killed and nearly 200 others injured in a combustible dust explosion at a General Motors automotive parts supply factory in eastern China. Preliminary investigations cite that metal dust, likely aluminum, produced from polishing hubcaps ignited, causing the explosion. This tragic event is another reminder that combustible dust remains...read the full article

Forklift Fire Safety & Accident Prevention – Part 2

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

By Jack Rubinger, Graphic Products From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Jack Rubinger, an expert in industrial safety, for providing this two-part guest post regarding forklift safety. Part 1 focused on forklifts and fire safety. Part 2 discusses forklift accident prevention: As...read the full article

Forklift Fire Safety & Accident Prevention – Part 1

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

By Jack Rubinger, Graphic Products From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Jack Rubinger, an expert in industrial safety, for providing this two-part guest post regarding forklift safety. Part 1 focuses on forklifts and fire safety. Part 2 will discuss forklift accident prevention:...read the full article

Fire Safety Design Considerations of Road Tunnels

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

We recently published a guest post about emergency evacuations from our colleagues at Graphic Packaging that mentioned the Mont Blanc tragic tunnel fire. Shortly after we published the blog, I had the opportunity to attend an SFPE webinar that focused on the fire protection design considerations of road tunnels, and I thought I would share...read the full article