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NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is Coming!

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

This summer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will issue NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. Though NFPA had previously developed several standards addressing combustible dust, those standards were more industry or commodity specific and have often contained different, and sometimes conflicting, requirements. NFPA 652 will consolidate the basic requirements among the the full article

Spreading Fire Safety Awareness in the Community

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The holidays are over, which means the chances of starting a house fire via a deep-fried turkey or a knocked-over Christmas tree are considerably lower than they were in November and December. The year 2013 saw the lowest number of reported fires since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) began recording them in 1977, the full article

NFPA Reports: 2013 Saw the Lowest Number of Fires since 1977

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. The overall number of reported fires has gone down drastically in the past few decades, and the year 2013 saw the lowest number since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) began conducting a national fire loss survey in 1977. the full article

Fire Prevention Week – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Sunday kicks off the start of Fire Prevention Week, our nation’s longest running public health and safety observance on record. It has been observed each October since 1920, when it was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson. Fire Prevention week was first established in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, where more than 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 the full article