Clothes Dryer Fires Endanger Apartment Tenants

Written by News Channel 2 on January 17th, 2014. Posted in Cap nuts, Pvc plug, Sliding locks

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Do apartment buildings pose increased risks of electrical and heating fires? The United States Fire Administration reports that 2,900 clothes dryers catch fire per year; the fires cause an average of five deaths and 100 injuries. Americans living in apartments and conjoined housing need to be particularly careful. Neglected hazards and accidents can burn down a particular apartment and endanger neighbors. Here are some of the most common apartment fire hazards:

Hazard #1: Residential Clothes Dryers

Most clothes dryer fires occur during fall and winter months, according to the USFA. The majority of units overheat due to infrequent cleaning; tenants’ clothing (inside dryers) and dust, lint, and fiber were the most likely items to catch fire.

Tenants can reduce the likelihood of fires by cleaning

Hospital Employees Surrounded by Hazards

Written by News Channel 2 on January 15th, 2014. Posted in Cable gland selection, Desk grommet, Sliding locks

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Are hospitals putting their own staff in jeopardy? The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that hospital employees are 41% more likely to be out with work-related injuries and illnesses. Germs, disease, blood, harsh chemicals, gases and fumes, and damaged electrical equipment surround — and endanger — hospital workers every day.

Moreover, employee absenteeism costs U.S. companies a whopping $153 billion annually. Here’s what employers can do to keep hospital staff members healthy and prevent productivity and financial loss:

Enforce Regular and Proper Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

All hospital staff — from doctors and nurses to secretarial and human resources staff — may come into contact with viruses, blood, bloodborne pathogens, cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, an