February 02 2018

The Truth about Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure

Hydrogen sulfide is more than the rotten egg odor that is smelled around propane tanks. It is the bacterial actions breaking down decaying matter, which produces hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and creates the rotten egg smell. However, the truth is that H2S exposure can be deadly for workers in wastewater, mining, agriculture, textile manufacturing, food processing, […]

January 19 2018

Regulations for Confined Space Rescue

Every employee has a right to a safe work environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the regulatory agency protecting workers in the workplace. One of the most important regulations covers employees working in confined spaces. The regulation for employers to understand is OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146. Working in confined spaces is more […]

January 05 2018

Benefits of Outsourcing Industrial Safety Services

Industrial fire and safety service providers give relief too many industries. According to Joel Reuter, Vice President of Communications for Rolls-Royce Allison states, “No matter how big a company gets, it needs help covering all the safety issues to make sure employees are working in optimal conditions.” Reuters points out it is extremely beneficial for […]

December 08 2017

Fire and Safety in the Renewable Energy Market

With the expansion of utilities into renewable energy, such as solar, the need for fire and safety services continues to be an important factor in the industry. While solar energy is a growing industry, the hazards are not unique. Arc flashes (which include arc flash burn and blast hazards), electric shock, falls, and thermal burn […]

November 10 2017
Cedar Fire

Wildfires: A Learning Lesson in Utility Fire Safety

The utility industry faces one of the most unique set of threats in terms of fire and safety. From natural gas leaks to transformer malfunctions to external threats, such as wildfires — the cost to infrastructure and human loss is undeniable. The risks make Gas & Electric companies learn to expect the unexpected and prepare […]

October 09 2017

Penalties for Not Complying with OSHA Regulation 1926.24

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for ensuring all companies comply with federal safety regulations pertaining to 38 CFR 1926.24, as well as all other safety regulations. According to Steve Yerbury, a certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist with Capstone Fire & Safety Management states, “Complying with this standard is a necessary […]

October 09 2017

Construction Site Safety: The Importance of Following 1926.24 Regulations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the federal organization keeps an updated record of workplace accidents and deaths each year. According to BLS, workplace deaths were up 40 percent during the first half of 2016 and on-the-job accidents were also up. The construction industry accounted for most of these accidents and deaths. Just by […]

October 04 2017
Arkema fire

Arkema Chemical Fire in Houston Proves Fire Protection and Safety Regulations Are Needed

Hurricane Harvey has shown the importance of having the proper fire protection and safety plans in place. Arkema Inc., a chemical company in Houston, Texas, has shown that major accidents can happen, no matter what plans a company has in place. According to recent reports, because of the flooding, the storage containers began exploding. A […]

October 04 2017
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Cleanup from Hurricane Harvey Will Need Experts

The recent disaster and devastation seen from Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria are some of the worst in American history. It is expected to cost billions to clean up and replace everything that was destroyed. However, having the experts available to do the proper cleanup and rebuilding is challenging. According to recent news reports, Harvey […]