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Workplace Fire Safety

A fire in an office or store can be devastating to your community. In addition to potential deaths and property loss, people may lose their jobs and the community may lose a vital service provided by the businesses.

Did you know:

There were 16,500 office and store fires in the United States in 2020 that caused $932 million in direct property damage.

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System

Help your community to prevent workplace fires. Share these safety tips to keep workers safe and businesses open.
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Presentation to share

Many causes of office and store fires are the same as those for home fires. This easy-to-share presentation contains safety tips for employers and employees on electrical, heating and cooking fire safety, and escape plans.

Messages to share with employees

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Eliminate fire hazards:

Check for damaged or overloaded electrical outlets, cords and cables.
Keep anything that can burn away from electrical equipment.
Never leave portable heating devices unattended.

Messages to share with employers

Prepare for emergencies:

Make sure smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are properly installed and working.
Post clear fire escape plans on every level of a building.
Teach employees about exit locations, escape routes, and fire protection equipment.

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