Arkema Chemical Fire in Houston Proves Fire Protection and Safety Regulations Are Needed
June 29, 2020Industrial Fire, News, Security, , , broke, business, california, capstone fire, dry, facility, fire broke, fire departments, fire season, fires, grass, local, power, risk, risks, season, solar, solar power, wildfire, wildfire damage

A Brush Fire Broke Out Near a Solar Generating Facility

A brush fire broke out earlier this month just feet away from a solar power generation facility near Lancaster, California. The fire broke out in a patch of dry grass just next to the facility and burned as much as 65 acres of land...

Wildfires: A Learning Lesson in Utility Fire Safety
May 25, 2020News, Technical Rescue, Training & Safety, , area, close, fire, fire weather, fire weather stations, geographic area, prevent a fire, risk, risk of a wildfire, southwest, southwest united, southwest united states, states, too close, united states, weather, weather stations, wildfire, work, work site

Reports Say That Fire Weather Risk Is Higher In 2020 Than It Was In 2019

Just days ago, an organization that monitors the weather patterns and determines how those contribute or diminish the risk of a wildfire in areas throughout the Southwest United States published an article that declared 2020 to have a...

Capstone Fire Wildland Fire Services - Private
May 11, 2020News, Security, Training & Safety, , , , area, bill, california, communities, community, community planners, fire, fires, help, help prevent, help prevent wildfires, homeowners and community, homeowners and community planners, prevent, prevent wildfires, risk, risks, together, wildfire, wildfires

Staying Fire Wise: Community Planners and Homeowners Can Prevent Wildfires, Too

There are a number of ways to stay fire wise in areas like Southern California that have a higher risk of wildfire no matter the time of year. Sometimes mitigating the risk of fires breaking out in a certain area might fall on the...

April 28, 2020News, Security, Training & Safety, , capstone fire, certain areas, controlled burn, eliminate, eliminate the risk, fire retardant, fire suppression, fire suppression services, growth, invasive species, risk, risks involved, services, situations, suppression, suppression services, water, wildfire, wildfire situations, work

What Are Fire Suppression Services Meant to Do?

We’ve realized that the term ‘fire suppression services’ is often a vague, blanket term to refer to a lot of different services that have to do with controlling or eliminating the threat of a wildfire. While not every form of fire...

April 7, 2020News, Security, Training & Safety, , , communicating, communication, company, complying, good communication, hazards, help save, look, osha, osha regulations, paying attention, potential hazards, regulations, risks, risks involved, safety, site, start, work, work site

Communication Is the Key to OSHA Site Safety Services

Even the most successful companies are not immune to safety violations if they are not careful and strict from the start. Many companies, even ones that appear to be doing everything the right way, can fall victim to major fines if...

Capstone Fire Wildland Fire Services - Private
March 31, 2020News, Training & Safety, Wildland Fire, , , , area, california, certain area, determine, determined, fire, fire safety, fire season, high risk, higher risk, igniting into a wildfire, local, march, predictive services, rainfall, risk of igniting, southern, southern california, wildfire, wildfire risk

Southern California Wildfire Risk – Is Your Site Safe This Month?

With so many fires breaking out throughout California in recent years, business owners and site managers are beginning to acknowledge that Southern California wildfire risk is significant year-round—not just in what used to be...

August 13, 2019Training & Safety, 3 pillars, find and fix, find and fix hazards, fix hazards, hazard, hazard analysis, hazards, health, health and safety, health program, job hazard, job hazard analysis, organization, program, safe and sound, safe sound, safety, safety and health, safety and health program, workers

Hazard Identification and Assessment

A pillar to occupational safety and health injury and illness prevention program is to have a system identifying and assessing hazards. By definition, a hazard is anything bringing an organizational loss. The environmental, safety, and...

July 18, 2019Training & Safety, apply the locking, control of hazardous, control of hazardous energy, devices, energy, energy sources, equipment, equipment and machinery, hazardous, hazardous energies, hazardous energy, lockout/tagout devices, loto, loto procedure, loto procedures, machinery, osha, osha states, worker, workers

Controlling Hazardous Energy Sources

The control of hazardous energy, commonly known as lockout/tagout (LOTO), is a system used to protect workers maintaining machinery from unintended start up. When a worker must place any part of their body in the “line of fire” between...

June 13, 2019Training & Safety, construction, construction site, controlling employer, correcting employer, creating, creating employer, employees, exposed to a hazard, exposing, exposing employer, hazard, health, multi-employer doctrine, osha, own employees, responsibility, safety, safety and health, site, worker

Don’t Get Cited for Another’s Contractors Actions

Construction work is a multifaceted employment with a variety of moving parts and people. Whether the construction is commercial or residential, the site often has multi-employers interacting with each other. The Occupational Safety...

May 16, 2019Technical Rescue, Training & Safety, construction, construction workers, duty clause, fire protection, general, general duty, general duty clause, general safety, general safety and health, health, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, osha, personal protective, safety, safety and health, secret, subpart, subpart c, workers

10 Secrets to Complying with the General Safety and Health Provisions for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a Subpart specific to Construction and regulates the General Safety and Health of construction workers. This is 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 Subpart C. Subpart C...

April 17, 2019Training & Safety, apf, equipment, exposure, exposure limits, face, full face, hazard, hazard assessment, limits, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, ppe, protection, protection level, respirator, respiratory protection, safety, safety and health, unknown hazard, worker

Choosing the Right Respirator for the Right Job

When a worker has the exposure to an inhalation hazard potentially causing illness, then the law requires they have respiratory protection. There are a variety of occupations and tasks having respiratory hazards. Many of these hazards...

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