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Managing Fire Risk in Manufacturing and Warehouse Facilities

large warehouse Managing Fire Risk in Manufacturing and Warehouse Facilities A warehouse and manufacturing facility are both at risk of fire, just like any business. However, the risk can be greater depending on the types of products or materials stored as well as the work being completed. Machinery and equipment pose a higher threat and fire damage can be devastating to the livelihood of the business. To keep employees safe and such facilities protected from ire, it is important to take fire safety seriously. Learning more about Chicago fire safety tips and protocols will help your business survive in the event of...
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Small Business 101: Fire Safety Laws You Should Be Following

101 Small Business 101: Fire Safety Laws You Should Be Following When it comes to owning and operating a small business, it is the legal and ethical responsibility of the owner to keep employees safe. To do this, every small business owner must consider fire safety laws. By learning more about key factors, you can create a business that is not only successful but prepared to handle a fire event. Below are a few considerations that must be made to follow Chicago fire safety laws. Fire Exits If a fire takes place, employees, as well as customers, need to be able...
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Essential Spots for Home Fire Extinguishers

person pointing Essential Spots for Home Fire Extinguishers When it comes to protecting your home from fire, there are essential tools you need in your arsenal. One option you must have on hand is a fire extinguisher. This tool comes in handy when a fire is small so that the flames can be put out before it gets too hard to handle. Because fires can erupt at any time and can escalate quickly, you need fire extinguishers in key areas of the home. But where should you put this equipment? Chicago fire safety protocols recommend areas where cooking occurs as well as...
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Illinois Fire Codes: Animal Shelter Laws are Changing, What You Need To Know

Illinois Flag Illinois Fire Codes: Animal Shelter Laws are Changing, What You Need To Know Across the United States, fire codes are set for animal shelters and kennels for the safety of the animals as well as those who care for them. In Illinois, a fire that occurred in 2019 spurred lawmakers to change the fire safety codes in the state regarding such facilities. During the fire, 31 dogs perished and investigators found that no staff was on hand and sprinklers were not on site. A new law is now in effect and animal shelters need to be compliant with the new...
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Office Fire Safety: A Focus on the Kitchen Space

kitchen Office Fire Safety: A Focus on the Kitchen Space In an office environment, the kitchen is a well-used space. From break time to lunches, employees spend their downtime in this area. Unfortunately for employees, the company kitchen is often an area that is overlooked when it comes to Chicago fire safety. Without proper safety protocols in place, the kitchen can be a fire hazard and lead to causing fires in the workplace. So, how can a fire be prevented in the office kitchen? What can be done to keep employees safe? There are several steps that a property owner or...
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