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Workplace Holiday Fires

Workplace Holiday Fires

Workplace holiday fires can happen in an instant. Be careful with electricity, heat sources and flammables with workplace decorations inside and outside. Electrical hazards abound, especially with those funky, ten-year-old light strings in the company storage room. In this podcast, Dan Clark tells of other tips to avoid shock and fire. Heat

Dan Clark | December 18, 2014 | Holiday Fires, Podcast | Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Safety


Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey fryer fires happen more than you might think. Listen to the story of contractors who nearly burned down the house they were building. You’ll hear why the NFPA and fire departments say you shouldn’t use a turkey fryer. In this podcast, Dan Clark interviews concrete contractor Tim Schmerber in Oregon about

Dan Clark | November 24, 2014 | Podcast, Turkey Fryer | Fire Safety, NFPA, Safety


Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, the types of extinguishers, and how to use them. What’s burning? Is the source wood, gasoline, or electrical? What’s inside the fire extinguisher makes a difference. In this podcast, Dan describes the types of fires, and the various types of

Dan Clark | October 7, 2014 | Fire Extinguisher, Podcast | Fire Safety, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

FR wear finally has an improvement. Now you can buy lightweight, comfortable, breathable garments made from a new polyester. Flame-resistant clothing has a well-earned reputation for being heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. So much so, workers sometimes don’t wear it. In this podcast, we tell about modern polyester flame-resistant technology from Bulwark FR and Millikan. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro

Dan Clark | September 11, 2014 | Flame Resistant, Heat Related Injuries, Podcast | Arc Flash, Fire Safety, NFPA, PPE, Safety, Workplace Safety


NFPA Labels – Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA Labels – Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the “Fire Diamond,” to stay safe. The diamond shaped NFPA label has four color quadrants, each designated with a hazard range or symbols. Listen as we review the NFPA label details in less

Dan Clark | August 4, 2014 | Fire Diamond, NFPA Labels, Podcast | Facility Marking, Fire Safety, Hazcom, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety



Mine Safety

Mine Safety

Mining companies and miners must always be involved with mine safety. The past few generations of miners have had many safety improvements, but more are needed. Companies and miners should prevent cave-ins with proper ground control, including pillar design, roof supports and horizontal stress supports. Confined space fire and explosions can be

Dan Clark | May 27, 2014 | Mining Safety, Podcast | Electrical Safety, Emergency Evacuation, Facility Marking, Fire Safety, Mining Safety, Safety, Workplace Safety