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Firefighting precautions at facilities with combustible dust

August 21st, 2015

OSHA has just published a new booklet that outlines safe procedures for emergency responders who may face fires and explosions caused by combustible dust. “Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust”describes how combustible dust explosions occur and uses historic incidents to illustrate how firefighting operations can prevent combustible dust explosions. The booklet explains emergency responders […]

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5 Apps Firefighters Like to Use

August 14th, 2015

As the first responders to a variety of emergency situations, firefighters need to be fast-thinking with a wide breadth of knowledge. While FR clothing can help protect against fire and other hazards, a properly loaded smartphone can make a difference too. Here’s a handful of apps firefighters might like to have. 1. Drugs.com Medication Guide […]

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Workplace Safety Tip of the Month: Don’t Work Sick

August 12th, 2015

In many blue-collar industries, working with hazardous materials under perilous conditions is simply part of the job. One of the most dangerous conditions to work under, however, is illness. Working while sick lowers your cognitive abilities, dexterity, and focus, which increases the risk of accidents. When coming in to work when feeling sick, think of […]

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How is FR Clothing Tested

August 11th, 2015

When looking for FR clothing, one can’t help but wonder how FR clothes are tested to determine what is fire resistant and what isn’t. Making things more complicated are the bevy of regulatory agencies overseeing each industry needing the protection provided by FR clothing. Although there seems to be a lot involved, testing FR garments […]

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The Future of the Petrochemical Industry

August 10th, 2015

The shale revolution has helped make the U.S. a major source of natural gas in the world. Middle East oil prices keep falling. Solar power is already receiving pushback from electric companies, and the energy industry as a whole is looking at some major changes. It’s an exciting time to be involved in petrochemicals. Though […]

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