Workplace Safety

Avoid 10 Common Fire Safety Violations in Commercial Buildings

Sparked in an overstuffed rag bin, the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City killed 145 workers in just 18 minutes. Multiple factors led to one of the deadliest business disasters in North American history – among them, firefighting ladders could not reach the eighth-floor blaze – but[...]

Five Overlooked Steps Small Business Owners Can Take To Reduce Fire Hazards

Many savvy business owners are already reducing fire hazards in the workplace. Common measures include servicing equipment regularly, avoiding power strip overload and turning off equipment at the end of the day. But small business owners often overlook five other important steps. Cut fire risks[...]

Reducing the Risk of Commercial Kitchen Fires

When a three-alarm fire swept through a famous comedy club, investigators suspected typical culprits: table candles, smouldering cigarettes, hot stage lighting. The actual spark? Accumulated grease in ductwork venting a commercial kitchen several floors away. Flames flared to life above the fire[...]

How to Create an Emergency Response Plan for Your Office

You never know when disaster will strike, so it’s always best to be prepared in the event of an emergency. By creating an emergency response plan for your office, you’re ensuring your co-workers and employees are safe…from whatever happens. Courtesy of the emergency response experts at[...]

Office Fire Prevention Tips

When you think about the repercussions of a fire, your first thought is probably the damage to your home. You’ve likely taken the normal precautions to ensure that your home is not susceptible to a house fire. Or, if it is, you have taken protective measures such as installing smoke detectors so[...]