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  • Category: Burn Injuries

    Fire Safety: Burn Awareness Week and New Federal Safety Standards for Flammable Liquids

    To protect consumers from burn injuries related to flammable liquids, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is making gas cans and other portable fuel containers safer by requiring manufacturers to equip them with flame mitigation devices. This move comes on the heels of an important national campaign; just last week, the federal agency promoted fire[…]

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    Deadly Apartment Fires Highlight the Importance of Working Smoke and Fire Alarms

    Eight children and four adults were recently killed in a deadly Philadelphia row home fire. Soon after, 17 people died in a similarly horrible fire in New York City. The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) owns and operates the three-story Philadelphia row home, which the agency converted into two apartments. The PHA’s records show that one[…]

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    How Common are Burn Injuries at Construction Sites?

    Construction workers face a range of workplace hazards every time they walk onto the construction site. From slip and fall accidents to getting struck by falling objects, construction sites can be dangerous places if the appropriate safety precautions are not followed. Depending on the type of work that is being performed and the equipment that[…]

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    What are the Main Causes of Vehicle Fires?

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 1,300 people are injured and 345 more die each year in vehicle fires. A typical vehicle fire occurs due to a combination of conditions. A poorly maintained car might not catch fire by itself, but when it gets into an accident, a fire may break out. More than[…]

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    Deadly – and Often Unseen – Hazards: Combustible Dust in the Workplace

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants employers – and workers – to know just how dangerous combustible dust is, and how it can result in explosions and flash fires in the workplace. Because it is the legal responsibility of employers to maintain a safe working atmosphere for every worker, taking precautionary measures to[…]

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