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Monthly Archives: August 2014

What Kind of Fire Detector Should You Choose?

fire detectorAccording to Bureau of Labor statistics, three percent of workplace fatalities in 2007 were the result of fires and explosions. Fire detectors, when combined with evacuation plans and other emergency response measures, can help reduce fatalities, injuries and property damage from fire.

While we all understand the importance of fire detectors, it’s equally important to select the right kind of fire detector for your workplace. As you’ll see, different detectors are designed to detect different kinds of fire. In this blog post, we’ll review the three main types of fire detectors: smoke detectors, heat detectors and flame detectors.

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Conventional CPR vs. Hands-Only CPR

hands-only cprIf you’ve hesitated to learn CPR because it seemed too complicated or were concerned about risks associated with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, then hesitate no more.

Since 2008, the American Heart Association has recommended Hands-Only CPR for most adults. This means that you can conduct CPR without mouth-to-mouth breathing in most cases.

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Pyrotechnic Flares vs. LED Beacons

LED beaconsMany different industries use emergency lighting, including law enforcement, fire fighting, transportation, roadwork, marine and aviation. If you need to select emergency lighting for your workplace, you have more choices than ever before. To help you with your decision, we’ll compare the pros and cons of two emergency lighting types: pyrotechnic flares and LED beacons.

Pyrotechnic Flares

For many years, pyrotechnic flares were the go-to choice for emergency lighting. They emit good light, are self-contained and work well in adverse conditions, such as fog or rain. They’re also relatively cheap to buy.

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The “Dreaded” OSHA Audit: What to Expect and What to Do

OSHA auditMost people don’t wake up in the morning hoping for an OSHA audit. But when it happens, the experience is much more pleasant if you know what to expect and what to do.

The Audit Process

While each OSHA audit is different, they do follow a standard structure:

  1. Opening conference. OSHA team members introduce themselves, define the scope of the review, set expectations, and explain what they will need from site personnel. Continue Reading
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