Tag Archives: NFPA

Holiday safety tips, games and gifts

December holds lots of safety hazards, especially around burning candles, dry Christmas trees and houses sealed up for the winter.  NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association offers safety tips, games for children, holiday gift tags and a lot more. For Project … Continue reading

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Keep It Clear: Electrical Panels

Look for new requirements for keeping the area around electrical equipment (panels, shut offs, etc) clear.  This is from a recent National Electrical Code update: Keep It Clear:Proposal for 2014 NEC would sharpen requirements for clear work space Jeffrey Sargent … Continue reading

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Electrical History Quiz

Most of us take electricity for granted.  It is an interesting story about how the electrical grid got built.  GE started making appliances to increase the demand for the real product–electricity. Did you know that the electrical code addressed charging … Continue reading

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Two Ways Out

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is kicking off the 2012 Fire Prevention week in October with the theme of “Have 2 Ways Out.”  The focus is on home fires and always have a second route of the home, but the … Continue reading

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May is National Electric Safety Month

This article was in a recent National Fire Prevention Association newsletter: Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. These activities are second nature for most of us. Electrical appliances and devices make our lives easier. … Continue reading

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Emergency Evacuation Planning

Whether it is at home or at work, special planning may be required to evacuate people with disabilities.  As our workforce ages and as people live longer, the likelihood of your emergency plan needing to deal with evacuating someone with … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Home and Work

NFPA has easy to read handouts on home safety, with tips that apply to the workplace as well.  These handouts come in different languages, and include mostly graphics, so they are easy for anyone to follow.  These easy to read … Continue reading

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Don’t make life shocking: electrical safety

Electrical safety is important whether at home or at work.  NFPA Safety Source reminds us about a new electrical safety tip sheet: NFPA offers new electrical safety tip sheet Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop … Continue reading

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Lessons out of disasters

I was watching a show on 9/11 that contained actual footage taken inside the Towers that day.  Two brothers were making a documentary about a rookie firefighter growing up and learning his job.  It just happened that the rookie was … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Fire Prevention Resources

Fire Prevention Week 2011 is October 9-15.  The National Fire Protection Association has a web page with useful resources. It is a great time to review your emergency plan and evacuation procedures.

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