Black Friday and Life Safety Black Friday is almost upon us and for those of us in the fire and life safety business, the signs of the coming shopping rush are everywhere in retail stores across the US. Unfortunately, the signs I’m referring to aren’t the countless “Happy Holidays” or “Black Friday” sale signs –
Practice Halloween Safety Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day! Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.” Celts believed the ghosts of the dead roamed Earth on this holiday, so people would dress in costumes and leave “treats” out on their front doors to appease the roaming spirits. In
Third-Party Audits Should Play a Key Role in Audit Programs As consultants, we are frequently asked to conduct a variety of third-party audits ranging in scope from corporate management systems to process safety management compliance and an incredible diversity of topics in between. A question that we are frequently asked is: Why should we invest
Smoke Alarm Safety & Home Fire Prevention Plans Smoke alarms and smoke alarm safety are a key part of a home fire prevention plan. When there’s a fire, smoke spreads throughout a structure very quickly, but a working smoke alarm can give you and your family enough warning to allow everyone to escape to safety.
Fire Safety Neglect Causes Danger to Consumers I was recently at a local grocery store and the blocked fire door shown in the photos below immediately caught my eye as we perused the fruits and veggie isles. This particular retail store is part of a large retail chain with a corporate safety department that presumably trains
Are you ready for an active shooter in your workplace? In light of all the recent “active shooter” incidents occurring around the country, employers need to strongly consider improving their planning and preparation for an active shooter or other incidents of violence in their workplaces. For too many organizations, their workplace violence planning begins and ends with telling their