Safety Banners for Fire Safety and Fire Prevention
Safety Banners built in Memphis, Tennessee USA.
80% of all manufacturing process material, powders and dusts are combustible! Safety Banners Can Help prevent fires.
Fire Safety can save lives. Over 150 major fires occur in workplaces on an annual basis. Fire is the third leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that most of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety precautions at job sites are initiated. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer.
The OSHA Fire Prevention Standards establish uniform requirements to ensure that fire hazards in U.S. workplaces are evaluated, safety procedures implemented, and that the proper fire prevention information is transmitted to all affected workers.
Fire extinguishers are designed to put out or control small fires. A small fire, if not checked immediately, will soon spread out of control. In fact, most big fires start out as small ones. It is important, therefore, that you equip your workplace with the proper fire extinguishers as part of your fire protection plan. It’s also the law. For a fire extinguisher to be effective, the following conditions must be met:
A - The extinguisher must be right for the type of fire.
B - It must be located where it can be easily reached.
C - It must be in good working order.
D - The fire must be discovered while it is still small.
E - The person using the extinguisher must be trained to use it properly.
Fire Extinguishing Methods:
Fires can be extinguished in one or four ways:
1. By cooling: Water is used to cool the burning material below the temperature at which it starts to burn.
2. By smothering: Carbon dioxide (CO2) or foaming agents are used to smother the burning material so that air is excluded.
3. By removing the fuel: This is usually very difficult to do. An example is turning off a fuel line.
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Manufactured in Memphis Tennessee