The most common workplace fire hazards include:
- Failure to adequately ventilate
- Unsafe storage of materials
- Unprotected or faulty equipment
- Failure to follow safety rules
Help prevent fires at your workplace by following these guidelines:
- Make sure all electrical equipment is protected.
- Store flammable and combustible materials in appropriate containers and away from heat sources.
- Maintain good housekeeping practices.
- Keep all equipment/machinery clean and well-maintained.
- Know where fire alarms are located.
- Keep fire exits clear, well-marked, and unlocked.
- Use caution when welding.
- Dispose of flammable liquids according to state/federal guidelines.
- Never leave open flames unattended.
- Don’t take shortcuts with safety procedures.
- Don’t overload circuits.
- Never smoke or use flame/sparks in an area where flammables are kept.
KEMI does not assume liability for the content of information contained herein. Safety and health remain your responsibility. This information is to be used for informational purposes only and not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for proper training, supervision or manufacturers’ instructions/recommendations. KEMI, by publication of this information, does not assume liability for damage or injury arising from reliance upon it. Compliance with this information is not a guarantee or warranty that you will be in conformity with any laws or regulations nor does it ensure the absolute safety of any person, place or object, including, but not limited to, you, your occupation, employees, customers or place of business.