The Harrington Group

May is Building Safety Month!

Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014

May is Building Safety Month! Founded by the International Code Council in 1980, Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign that reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement, and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. Building Safety Month is a way...read the full article

NFPA 56: Chemical Industry will Benefit from Communication and Education

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

From time to time, we like to share perspectives of members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank both Jack Rubinger and John Puskar, two experts in industrial safety, for providing today’s guest post: The NFPA released a standard to prevent fires and explosions during cleaning and purging of flammable gas piping systems. NFPA...read the full article

NFPA Releases 2012 Large-Loss Fire Report

Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released its 2012 Large-Loss Fire Report. Every year, the NFPA provides information for the previous year’s large loss-fires, which are defined as any event that results in at least $10 million in property damages. The number of large-loss fires for 2012 remained the same as 2011 at 23....read the full article

Keep Fire Safety in the Forefront this Thanksgiving

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013

On Thanksgiving Day, the threat of having a fire in the kitchen TRIPLES! If you think about it, it makes sense. Cooking-related fires have topped the causes of home fires for years and Thanksgiving is arguably the busiest day for most home kitchens. What’s more, the kitchen isn’t just a place to prepare food or...read the full article

The Need for National Standards for Upholstered Furniture Flammability Testing

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Fire Prevention Week recently came to a close a couple of weeks ago with this year’s theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. While kitchen fires, and more specifically cooking-related fires, continue to lead the causes of residential fires, we thought this might be a good time to also take a look at another serious residential fire risk...read the full article