March 28, 2019

How Freezing and Thawing Effect Fire Sprinkler Systems

In the event of a fire, a fire sprinkler system is one of the first defenses against extensive damage to your property, as well as against possible injury to yourself or others. However, cold weather can decrease the ability of a fire sprinkler system to work effectively in an emergency. As a result, it is important to understand how constant freezing and thawing can cause issues for your fire sprinkler system, and what to do to ensure that your system […]
March 1, 2019

OSHA Fire Alarm Violations and How to Avoid Them

Along with having several requirements related to sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a number of regulations related to fire alarms as well. At their core, these regulations are geared at ensuring that an alarm system will properly alert individuals in the event of a fire and encourage people to leave a dangerous situation. However, failure to comply with OSHA’s fire alarm regulations can cause a facility to fail their fire safety inspection […]
February 13, 2019

What are OSHA Sprinkler Violations & How to Avoid Them

When a fire breaks out in your facility, the sprinkler system plays an essential role in controlling the spread of flames before they cause extensive damage. Not only can fire sprinklers save employers thousands of dollars, but they also save lives. For these reasons, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues a number of regulations that require employers to maintain their fire sprinklers. OSHA’s regulations are there to ensure companies and employers are protected against fire hazards, but if […]
February 6, 2019

OSHA Fire Extinguisher Violations and How to Avoid Them

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires compliance with a number of standards to ensure facilities are protected in the event of a fire. As a result, it’s no surprise that many of these regulations pertain to portable fire extinguishers. What many people don’t always realize, however, is that OSHA compels facilities to do more than simply keep fire extinguishers on the premises. There are other expectations in place when it comes to maintenance or storage, as well as […]