Workplace and Fire Safety Blog

Fire Extinguisher Cabinets: When & Why You Need Them

Mar 9, 2018 6:09:16 PM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Fire Safety

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How many fire extinguishers do you have on your property? How many of them are safely tucked away inside fire extinguisher cabinets? We all know the importance of having extinguishers on site. But, is it enough to just hang them up in random locations? No. You need to put them in specific areas. They have to be hung at specific heights. And, they need to be maintained properly.

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Advantages of Ultrasonic Examination (UE) Testing

Feb 20, 2018 2:29:24 PM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Fire Safety, compressed gas

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Lots of things at your facility follow regular maintenance and inspection schedules. Compressed gas cylinders are one of them. It’s a good idea to do daily and weekly visual inspections on these cylinders. But, most importantly, you must have the integrity of the tank periodically tested.

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Set Your Sights on the Right Eye and Face Protection

Jan 23, 2018 6:12:37 PM / by B-Lann Equipment

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Despite the wind and the cold in New York, construction work doesn’t stop. Picture this…
 
It’s a bleak, early morning when Construction Worker Cal arrives to the jobsite. He starts his day with a tailgate meeting with the Safety Director. Then, he receives orders that he will oversee the cutting and sanding of various planks of wood for the team’s project . Cal grabs a basic pair of safety glasses, and is on his way to start the work day.
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Increased Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Months

Dec 20, 2017 3:56:03 PM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Gas Detection

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Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen to anyone at any time. But there is an increased risk during the winter months. That’s because people are starting to use fuels and equipment sources more often. So what is carbon monoxide poisoning and how do you prevent it?

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Fire Safety Training: Why You Need It and How to Get It Done

Nov 6, 2017 3:17:45 PM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Fire Safety Training

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In the United States, there are between 70,000 and 80,000 workplace fires every year.

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16 Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe

Oct 11, 2017 9:51:06 AM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Fire Safety

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We often overlook the very real risks associated with fire safety in the home. It’s hard to believe, but only one-third of American families have a working escape plan. Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape without injury? Without a detailed action plan, you are putting yourself and your family in harm’s way.

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10 Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety Tips Every Manager Should Know

Sep 8, 2017 2:46:25 PM / by B-Lann Equipment posted in Fire Safety

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A commercial kitchen is one of the most dangerous workplaces. It's filled with high temperatures, exposed elements and flames, flammable oils and fats, sharp implements, hot water, slippery floors, and a lot of loose stuff like food. On top of that, you've got staff going in and out while focused only on their particular job.

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