Entries by Hannah Reddington

Time Change and Safety

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Setting all the clocks, watches, and appliances to the new time is the easy part. The hardest part of ending Daylight Saving Time might be adjusting our “body clocks” to the time change. Studies have shown that it can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week for our bodies to adjust to the rapid change in time and daylight hours. So what does that have to do with safety? Continue Reading →

Spiders, Bats, and Scary Stats

Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some tips for trick-or-treating with your children as well as some scary safety statistics that are sure to make you shiver with fear. Continue Reading →

Crisis Communication Plan

If an emergency occurs, the need to communicate is immediate. An important component of the preparedness program is the Crisis Communication Plan. A Crisis Communication Plan is an established set of guidelines on how to communicate with employees, clients, and the media. Adhering to the plan protects the company and employees, and effectively allows the situation to be contained. Continue Reading →

October is Fire Safety Month

October has been designated “Fire Safety Month” to commemorate the infamous Great Chicago Fire that occurred in October of 1871. More than 300 people died in that fire and almost one-third of Chicago burned. Out of the Chicago ashes grew the realization that stricter building standards, with special attention to fire safety, should be included in future building construction. That was then....this is now: In 2017, fires caused 3,400 civilian deaths and 14,670 injured in fires across the US: 77% of those fires occur in residences. Continue Reading →

Fire Protection Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time when we should all be aware of ways to help learn fire safety. Continue Reading →

Fire Extinguisher Inspections & Testing

Annual Inspection CertificationFire extinguishers must be certified annually in accordance with local, state, and national codes and regulations. This is a thorough examination by a licensed FireExtinguisher Inspector. The certification process requires inspectors to verify the extinguisher is fully pressurized, free from damage, and weighed appropriately. Annual inspections also require a pull test on the pin and seal replacement—this must be verified with a dated inspection tag. If the extinguisher fails to meet these requirements, itmust be replaced. Continue Reading →