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Workplace fire uncovers flammable liquid, other hazards

November 27, 2013

A fire in August at Rick’s Auto Body of Missoula, Montana did not, fortunately, result in any injuries or fatalities, but it did get the attention of OSHA inspectors, who found nine serious violations at the workplace.


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Annual cost of fires in U.S.: $12.4 billion

Home fires account for most structure fires
September 23, 2013

Every 23 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). "Fire Loss in the United States in 2012" provides a comprehensive look at fire in the United States, including civilian fire deaths and injuries, property damage and intentionally set fires.


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Fight Fire with… training

Put gas monitors in the hands of well prepared workers
December 5, 2011
Picture the scene: thousands of years ago, somewhere in the world, there were young people huddled around their elders in an effort to learn how to make fire. 


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ASSE backs CSB’s rebuke of Florida for failing to adopt recommendations (7/21)

July 21, 2011
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has publicly expressed its agreement with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) that Florida’s failure to adopt worker safeguards in the wake of a deadly methanol fire and explosion is “unacceptable.”
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