11th Reported Michigan Worker Death of 2018 Occured May 29th

MIOSHA Announcements: 11th Michigan Worker Death of 2018 The 11th reported Michigan worker death of 2018 occurred on May 29. Employers and employees are urged to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities. The information below shares preliminary details about the most recent fatality reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) which is believed to be covered … Read More

Why Are Modern Homes Burning 8 Times Faster Than They Used To?

When firefighters suspected synthetic furniture was to blame for house fires burning eight times faster than they used to, they teamed up with the safety consulting company UL to conduct a study. Below is a link where you will learn how synthetic furniture materials (which are made from petroleum, like gasoline) can accelerate the rate of a house fire. One … Read More

WARNING: Protect Your System From Freezing

As the temperatures drop, the risk of your fire sprinkler system experiencing a freeze-induced failure increases. The expansion of the freezing water can cause the sprinkler head to activate or a pipe fitting to rupture. Water damage resulting from freeze damage can be extensive and very costly. You can follow some simple steps to prevent damage to your system and … Read More

The origins of house fires

Of all fires reported in the U.S. every year, 31 percent happen in residential homes. That’s due to a number of factors: negligence, open flames, cooking, and more. A key to preventing fire is understanding common causes. SafeWise experts looked into where fires normally start and what sparks them, so you can better understand how to safeguard your home. Where … Read More

NFPA “Fire Code”

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is charged with setting standards for fire prevention and other life-saving emergency endeavors.Its guidelines cover a wide array of hazard-related recommendations and regulations, with some 300 codes and standards designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, and other activities in the United States, as well as many … Read More

Automatic Fire Sprinklers: The Facts

Automatic fire sprinklers have been in use in the U.S. since 1874. Fire sprinklers are widely recognized as the single most effective method for fighting the spread of fires in their early stages – before they can cause severe injury to people and damage to property. When one fire sprinkler head goes off to fight a fire the entire sprinkler … Read More