In the wake of a house fire that killed a mother and eight children in Kentucky January 30, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is offering tips on how other can avoid similar fire tragedies. Police said the fire in the Kentucky incident started when a combustible material fell against an electric heater in a bedroom as a family slept.
Unsafe method killed six workers at Kleen Energy plant in Conn.
February 7, 2014
The chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) yesterday commended the International Code Council (ICC) and its members for revising the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) to prohibit the unsafe practice that killed six workers in a tragic explosion at the Kleen Energy power generation facility in Middletown, Connecticut.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has developed a 4 Seasons of Safety campaign to educate the public about basic fire and electricity concepts and provide critical information to help identify and prevent the unique fire and electrical safety hazards that exist during each season of the year.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report, highlighting data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty that was collected from fire departments responding to the 2012 National Fire Experience Survey.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has produced a new version of Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Program materials, available for download at no cost, are widely used by fire departments and other safety educators interested in reaching older adults with fire and fall prevention messages developed especially for them.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the new Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program, created to encourage electrical safety within the industry.
Firefighter cancer rates, hand safety, TSCA reform
November 9, 2013
New rulemaking from OSHA was the week’s top EHS-related story. In other news: shocking differences between U.S. and U.K. occupational fatality rates and the CSB gives high marks to the NFPA’s new gas process safety standard.
Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC® impact residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The 2014 NFPA 70®: NEC® covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues, including minimum provisions for the use of connections, voltage markings, conductors, and cables.
Reduced ignition strength makes them extinguish quickly if ignored
October 15, 2013
According to a recent report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 540 civilian deaths in the United States were attributed to smoking material fires in 2011, a 30 year low that is well down from 1980 levels.