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Metal Shop Fire Prevention

Ohio Metal Shop Fire Prevention

Metal fabrication shops seldom consider a fire happening at their business. This is understandable because in most cases the building is usually metal and the core materials they work with do not burn. However, fires can and do happen at metal shops. For instance, a fire recently destroyed Metal Shop in Colorado

The truth is, most firefighters are concerned about explosions and the toxic chemical smoke that can being released in the air during a metal shop fire. In addition, metal shops typically use assorted gases for cutting and shaping the metal. All these have extremely flammable properties. Oily rags, solvents, cutting oils and other flammable solutions, all have the potential to create very hazardous smoke and fire –especially when combined with bad wiring.

Therefore, fabrication shop owners need to stay alert to the causes of fire at their business. Fire safety is something they should not overlook no matter how busy they are. With all the oils, gases, and chemicals in and around their business even a simple flare-up can turn into a dangerous, deadly, and costly blaze, in just moments. Workers can suffer debilitation injuries that can be costly or even life threatening.

The best way to incorporate fire safety rules into your business is to include them with your other safety guidelines. Then, have employees learn them and be aware of just how easily one small spark can cause a really big fire.

Below are some Metal Shop Fire Prevention suggestions that you can consider for your business.

  • 1910 Subpart A – General
  • 1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards
  • 1910 Subpart C – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards
  • 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces
  • 1910 Subpart E – Means of Egress
  • 1910 Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms
  • 1910 Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environmental Control
  • 1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials
  • 1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
  • 1910 Subpart J – General Environmental Controls
  • 1910 Subpart K – Medical and First Aid
  • 1910 Subpart L – Fire Protection
  • 1910 Subpart M – Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment
  • 1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage
  • 1910 Subpart O – Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • 1910 Subpart P – Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment
  • 1910 Subpart Q – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • 1910 Subpart R – Special Industries
  • 1910 Subpart S – Electrical
  • 1910 Subpart T – Commercial Diving Operations
  • 1910 Subpart U – [Reserved]
  • 1910 Subpart V – [Reserved]
  • 1910 Subpart W – Program Standard
  • 1910 Subpart X – [Reserved]
  • 1910 Subpart Y – [Reserved]
  • 1910 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • A good Metal Shop Fire Prevention program can also help shop owners lower their insurance. To find out more about how you can save up to 37 and a half percent on your metal shop insurance use the more information box at the top right.