Each year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires at work. Besides loss of life, fire costs US business millions of dollars, from damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and insurance premiums. Many fires can be avoided by taking fire precautions. If a fire does break out, the effects can be minimized by having effective controls and procedures in place.
Preventing fires is everyone’s job. We all need to be alert to anything that could cause a fire, and take responsibility to report any problem areas so they can be corrected. Here are some reminders about fire prevention:
A workplace fire is an experience you don’t want to have. In addition to injury and loss of life, the outbreak of a fire can lead to job losses. Rebuilding a workplace after a fire is very expensive and many companies can’t afford to do it. Don’t let a fire threaten you, your coworkers and your job. Work safely to prevent fires, and know what to do if one occurs.