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Turkey Fryer Flames At Work

Turkey Fryer Flames At Work

Turkey fryer disasters can happen in the workplace, not just at home. Hear how a pre-Thanksgiving jobsite cookout torched a house under construction. In this podcast, Dan Clark talks with Tim Schmerber, concrete contractor from Oregon, about a fire started by a turkey fryer. One of the crew members set up the turkey fryer in

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 the 2005 construction

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the NFPA’s Bill Burke in this podcast. Bill explains the philosophical shift since the 2012 Standard For Electrical Safety In The Workplace. The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E is in effect now. We talk about

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, and 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

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

Available Fault Current Labels

Available Fault Current Labels

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current, and the date it was calculated. If it changes, the label needs to be replaced with the new calculation and date. In this podcast we review the change in the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

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 than three minutes!

Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible dust is a major workplace danger. If you can write your name in the dust, and it’s combustible dust, you could have a dust explosion. Wood and food processing can create combustible dust. But so can the processing of some metal and non-organic materials. For a dust fire or explosion, five things are needed:

Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers are a good starting resource for any professional concerned about facility safety. The size of signs. The colors of signs. OSHA compliance. NFPA vs. GHS.

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