In addition to potential deaths and property loss, people may lose their jobs and the community may lose a vital service provided by the business.
Some businesses may have a hard time recovering financially after being shut down for several months due to the pandemic.
Every year in the United States there are 17,000 office and store fires that cause over $800 million in direct property damage.
|Other unintentional, careless||7.6%|
However, there are important fire safety practices that employees and employers should follow to help prevent workplace fires, keep workers safe and keep offices and stores open.