Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics

SelectSafety Home Fire Extinguisher Survey In July 2021 we conducted a home fire extinguisher survey to identify what percentage of U.S. households have fire extinguishers, and how they’re used to increase safety. Survey Methodology: Our survey was conducted using Google Surveys and included respondents located in the United States. Question #1: Do you have a … Read more

Are Cracks In Concrete Dangerous?

Concrete is durable and long lasting surface covering, but it can crack if not installed properly. But how do cracks in concrete happens and are they dangerous? Find out below. How Do Cracks In Concrete Happen? There are various causes of why concrete cracks. This mostly has to do with the outside elements (weater, wear … Read more

Are Blenders Safe?

Blenders can be used to blend all sorts of tasty foods, including soups and smoothies. This makes them great assistants for when you are making your favorite recipes. But are blenders dangerous? Will A Blender Explode? Blenders can explode, under the wrong circumstances. The most common reasons include: Overheating due to running the blender for … Read more

DIY Fire Escape Ladder – How to Build Your Own

A fire escape ladder is a vital piece of equipment if you have to get out of a burning building. For homeowners, the presence of a fire escape ladder can mean the difference between life or death for your family. In this article we provide instructions on how to make your own fire escape ladder. … Read more

What Size Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Selecting the right kind of fire extinguisher can quite literally be a matter of life or death. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of a fire only to realize that the fire extinguisher’s weight is too heavy for you to carry or the range of the extinguishing agent isn’t enough to douse … Read more

Alien Invasion! – Steps To Stay Safe

An alien invasion is a significant event in human history. It puts just about every human on earth at risk of injury, capture, or death. However, this also depends on the types of aliens that do the invading. In this post, we discuss how to prepare yourself for this and what you need to do … Read more

Abducted By Aliens? – Top Safety Tips

Abduction by aliens is a topic that has been discussed and written about for many years now. Many people from different countries around the world claim to have experienced some form of alien encounter and some of them were able to document their stories in great detail. In fact, alien abductions may soon increase as … Read more

Bigfoot Encounters – How To Stay Safe

One day you are strolling through the woods on a nice hike when all of a sudden you run into Bigfoot. This is a situation some hikers have found themselves in. If you are one of them, what you do next is very important. A Bigfoot! What Do We Do? If the bigfoot has not … Read more

Hunting for Bigfoot: Top Safety Tips

Hunting for bigfoot can be fun and exhilarating. However, there are some safety tips you should follow when heading out looking for the big harry guy. Bigfoot Sighting! – What You Need To Know Bigfoot Walking – How Do You Know Its a Bigfoot? A bigfoot walking looks similar to a human being, but there … Read more

How to Keep Rattlesnakes Out of Your Barn

There are many things that can cause a problem in a rural setting, one of which is snakes in barns. Barns are often places where rattlesnakes and other creatures can pose harm to you and your family members.  What Attracts Rattlesnakes to Barns? Snakes find and stay in places that will fulfill their needs, such … Read more

How to Keep Rattlesnakes Out of Your Campsite

Its always best to have a safe and secure campsite. It’s important to ensure that no rattlesnakes get into your camping area, or you could be facing a very serious problem. Campsite Features That Attract Rattlesnakes Wood and rock piles Caves and rock outcroppings Nearby trees and tall grasses. Rodents that feed on food crumbs. … Read more

How to Build a Rattlesnake Proof Fence

Living in regions with rattlesnakes can pose serious threats to your kids and pets. This is why many people opt to build a rattlesnakes-proof fence around their property. This post will guide you on how to do this. Rattlesnake Fence Design A rattlesnake fence sometimes referred to as rattlesnake containment, or rattlesnake exclusion is a … Read more

How Do You Kill a Rattlesnake?

Most people do not know how to kill a rattlesnake if they had to. Most of the time this is not recommended as it is better just to move away from a rattlesnake and leave it alone. But sometimes you just cannot get to where you need to go without killing the little bugger. Situations … Read more

What’s a Safe Distance to Keep Away From a Rattlesnake?

Getting too close to a rattlesnake you find in the wild is very dangerous. So, it is important to know how close is too close when being near a live rattlesnake. How Far Can a Rattlesnake Strike? The distance a rattlesnake can strike is set at a certain portion of its overall size. Most rattlesnakes … Read more

What To Do If You’re Bitten by a Rattlesnake?

A rattlesnake bite is a serious injury that needs immediate medical treatment. Most people are not prepared for such an event and this can lead to making the health complications worse. This post will help you understand what to do before the bite happens. Snake Bite Situations You can be bitten by a rattlesnake anytime … Read more

DIY Rattlesnake Bite Kit – What To Include?

If you are a hiker or anyone who enjoys the outdoors, being bitten by a rattlesnake is a small, but definite possibility. In these situations, its best to have an effective treatment option. This is where a DIY rattlesnake bite kit comes in. But what to include in it? Find out below. Creating Your Own … Read more

What Makes Rattlesnakes Bite You?

The threat of rattlesnakes to people who are active in the outdoors is real. If you ever come across a rattlesnake in the wild, it may try and bite you if certain events transpire. Why Do Rattlesnakes Bite People? Rattlesnakes bite people mostly out of self-defense when they feel threatened. Even pet rattlesnakes or ones … Read more

Do Rattlesnakes Like Water?

People sometimes run into rattlesnakes while hiking, fishing, gardening, or just walking through a park. But what if you are in or near a body of water, will there be rattlesnakes nearby? Do rattlesnakes like water? Read more to find out. Do Rattlesnakes Live Near Water? Rattlesnakes live in dens and venture out locally (within … Read more

Are Baby Rattlesnakes Dangerous?

Baby rattlesnakes are known for being more dangerous than adult rattlesnakes. But is this just a myth? This depends on a number of different factors which we discuss in this post. When Do Baby Rattlesnakes Come Out? Rattlesnakes are greatly influenced by the temperature and climate they live in. Generally, they are much more active … Read more

What Plants Keep Rattlesnakes Away?

Rattlesnakes that live nearby your garden or yard are likely to venture into your property searching for food and hiding spaces. So, how do you keep them away? Fortunately, there are some attractive plants that will help repel rattlesnakes. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata Mother-in-law’s Tongue, also called Snake Plant and has sharp leaves that … Read more

Removing a Rattlesnake Safely From Your Yard

If you have even a small yard, it can be exposed to rattlesnakes who may live nearby and slither onto it in search of food or cover. Finding one could mean accidentally stepping on it and risking being bitten. However, there are ways to remove it safely from your yard. Is It a Rattlesnake? You … Read more

Is It Safe To Keep a Rattlesnake as a Pet?

Many people are fond of keeping small and even large snakes as pets. These are often of the constrictor type, such as boas and pythons. But what about rattlesnakes? Keeping a rattlesnake as a pet brings some unique challenges, but there are solutions. Keeping Rattlesnakes as Pets Rattlesnakes can be kept as pets but this … Read more

How to Keep Rattlesnakes Out of Your Yard

If you recently moved to the country, or have lived there for many years, one reptile can be a real problem: rattlesnakes. If you do not know how to keep them out of your yard, you, your child, or your pet could be in for a nasty and painful surprise. Keep reading to find out … Read more

Can a Dead Rattlesnake Hurt You?

Like all living things, rattlesnakes do not live forever, and you may cross a dead one when you are out hiking or walking in parks or open spaces. Believe it or not, but dead rattlesnakes do pose a threat to anyone who manages to get too close. But how much can they actually hurt you? … Read more

Can Children Survive a Rattlesnake Bite?

Rattlesnake bites can cause serious health complications for anyone, and children are no exception. h rattlesnake venom. The only way to avoid this is to not be bitten in the first place and the only way to do that is to be vigilant and protect yourself and your child at all times. But if your … Read more

Can Dogs Survive a Rattlesnake Bite?

Rattlesnakes and dogs have been a long and uneasy relationship in the United States. This legacy has continued into modern times where rattlesnakes are often viewed with fear by both humans and their pets. How Often Are Dogs Bitten by Rattlesnakes? There is no central data source for statistics about the number of dogs bitten … Read more

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Rattlesnake Bite?

Rattlesnakes, also known as pit vipers, are common throughout the Americas. When faced with threats, rattlesnakes will hide, if they can. If not, they will hiss and rattle their tail to try and scare possible predators away. Most rattlesnake bites to humans happen when they unintentionally step on one or get too close while hiking … Read more

7 Benefits of Chainsaws

Chainsaws are extremely handy and can be used for much more than simply cutting firewood. They can also be used to quickly cut through tough things such as bricks or metal piping, and they are incredibly useful for tasks where speed is a benefit. #1 Chainsaws Cut Very Fast It takes less than one minute … Read more

Chainsaws vs. Reciprocating Saws

A chainsaw and reciprocating saw belong in the same category of saws and work alongside other tools used on construction projects. They’re both arguably essential tools for home improvement and woodworking. But what are the differences (and similarities) between chainsaws and reciprocating saws? You can find out in this post. Chainsaws vs. Reciprocating Saws Similaries … Read more

Chainsaws vs Hedge Trimmers

Chainsaws and hedge trimmers are useful tools for cutting various plants and materials around the home or on construction or building sites. However, they each are designed for different purposes, which we discuss below. Differences Between Chainsaws and Hedge Trimmers Chainsaws are different from hedge trimmers in one key way: how the chain cuts through … Read more

11 Chainsaw Chain Safety Tips

Chainsaw chains are designed to cut through hard materials quickly. This makes them very effective cutting tools but also potentially dangerous to the person operating the chainsaw. #1 Check If the Chain Is Dull or Damaged A dull chain will not cut fast or at all, and a damaged chain can be very dangerous to … Read more

Chainsaw Safety Qualifications

Chainsaws are powerful cutting tools that anyone can learn how to use safely. However, they can also be very dangerous and it’s important to know how to use a your chainsaw correctly. Is there a way to get certified to use a chainsaw in your workplace or as a contractor? We cover this below.  Chainsaw … Read more

What Materials Can Chainsaws Cut Safely?

Although many people think of a chainsaw as simply being able to cut wood, these machines are much more than that. Chainsaws are actually capable of cutting through a variety of different materials. This makes them great for completing cutting in different work environments quickly. Chainsaws Are Designed for Cutting Wood When people think of … Read more

Can You Shoot Safely Without Shooting Glasses?

While guns are considered dangerous, you can use different types of firearms for target practice and hunting, as well as marksmanship competitions. If you’re an experienced shooter, you’ll be aware of the importance of shooting glasses, which help protect your eyes from any impact during a shooting activity. Let’s have a look at the importance … Read more

Shooting Eye Protection: Shooting Glasses Safety Standards

Many people use firearms for sports and leisure purposes, such as hunting, shooting practice, or marksmanship competitions. If you’re also one of them, then you’d be aware of the importance of eye protection whenever you’re going to engage in shooting, mainly because of the recoil that most guns have. There are various models of shooting … Read more

Shooting Glasses vs Safety Glasses – Which Is Safer?

Whether you use firearms for practice, sport, or hunting, equipping yourself with safety gear is crucial, and that also includes having a pair of quality shooting glasses. Shooting glasses can protect you from ricochet shots and debris, as well as shot emissions like flames, dust and burning powder. How do shooting glasses compare to standard … Read more

Cycling Glasses Materials – What Makes Them Safe?

When you are out cycling, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment that you can wear is a pair of cycling glasses. What are cycling glasses made of that makes them safe? Materials Used In Cycling Glasses to Maximize Safety Good cycling glasses don’t shade the eyes like normal sun glasses. They are … Read more

Cycling Glasses vs Other Types of Glasses

If you are new to the sport of cycling, one of the most important things you need to do is invest in a good pair of cycling glasses. This will help you see better and keep your eyes protected while riding on the road or trail. But how do they compare to other types of … Read more

What Can An Exacto Knife Cut Safely?

X-acto knives are useful tools for cutting certain materials. However, this depends on the type of blade being used and how hard the materials are to cut. So what can an exacto knife cut safely? Find out below. Can an Exacto Knife Cut Fabric Safely? Yes, an exacto knife can cut many types of fabrics. … Read more

X-Acto Knives vs. Other Knives – A Safety Comparison Guide

X-acto knives are common tools amongst hobbyists and craftsmen. What are the similarities and differences between X-acto knives and other knives? Find out below. X-acto Knife vs Box Cutter Similarities Between Box Cutters and X-acto Knives Both box cutters and X-acto knives use replaceable blades that are fairly easy to switch out. All knives and … Read more

How To Use a Chop Saw Safely?

A chop saw is a useful tool that helps you cut through all types of materials, including wood, plastic, masonry and metal. Although chop saws offer a lot of utlity and convenience, they’re considered to be somewhat dangerous. In fact, they’re among the most hazardous power saws! Below we’ll guide you on how to use … Read more

What Can You Safely Cut With a Chop Saw?

Power saws are highly useful and versatile tools that allow you to cut through various materials with complete accuracy and precision. Although they’re known to be quite dangerous and cause many serious injuries, they provide you with more utility and make carpentry and woodworking projects much easier. Chop saws allow you to cut through various … Read more

Chop Saw Types – A Comparison Guide

If you’re into carpentry, fabrication, or renovation projects, you know how essential a chop saw can be. You can use them for cutting wood or other materials, in different angles and widths. In this article we compare various chop saw types and features from a safety and function standpoint. Main Chop Saw Components A chop … Read more

What Is a Table Saw (and How To Use it Safely)

Table saws are a production woodworker’s best friend. While most of their work can be done with a handheld saw, larger jobs require more power and precision. Table saws can easily and quickly cut through large pieces of wood with minimal effort, making this tool a valuable addition to your workshop. In this article we … Read more

Table Saws vs. Other Power Saws – A Tool Enthusiast’s Comparison Guide

If you’re a woodworker or DIY enthusiast, then your world likely revolves around using many kinds of power tools. This also means that you often have to select between different types of power tools appropriate for your needs, which can be quite a headache. One of the most common tools used in woodcutting and fabrication … Read more

11 Table Saw Uses

Table saws are the most popular power saw that woodworkers use, mainly due to their powerful operation and convenience. They feature a circular blade fixed beneath a table’s surface, with a small part that protrudes above the surface. It’s used by guiding a piece of wood towards it, and you can adjust the cutting angle … Read more

Rope Fire Escape Ladders vs. Folding Fire Escape Ladders

Multi-story building fires or other emergencies may require more than one option for people to safely descend. For instance, the elevators can be out of service, or the stairs might get crowded with panicked people. Having a backup plan as part of your fire safety protocols is a wise choice.  Having protocols in place is … Read more

Fire Escape Chutes vs. Fire Escape Slides

The speed of technology and innovation has made it possible to explore better ways to escaping life-threatening fires. Fire escape chutes and slides are some of the better fire escape methods. These options are more efficient and cost-effective than fire escape ladders, which have dominated the fire escape equipment market for a long time.  Today, … Read more

How To Install a Fire Escape Ladder?

Every house should have two ways out in case of a fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that every home have a fire escape. Fire escape ladders are safe and easy to install in homes.  In the blog post, we will walk you through the steps required to install a fire escape ladder.  … Read more

History of X-Acto Knives

X-Acto knives (or Exacto knives) are a very useful tool when cutting certain types of materials. But this tool has not been around forever and there is a history to its invention and manufacture, which we discuss here. Who Invented the Exacto Knife? The X-acto knife was invented in the U.S. in 1930 by Sundel … Read more

How To Safely Dispose of X-Acto Knife Blades

If you’re wondering how to dispose of Exacto knife blades then this article will show you exactly what to do. Too often people throw their knives in a plastic bag, bowl, trash can, or any other rubbish bin and then forget about them. This is very dangerous as you or another person can accidentally be … Read more

X-Acto Knife Safety Standards

X-acto knives safety standards exist to make sure all knives are up to the right performance and safety levels. There are several safety organizations that cover knives which we discuss here. Can You Buy an Xacto Knife When ‘Underage’? If you are under 18 years of age, you may need a relative or friend who … Read more

How To Use an X-Acto Knife Safely

The way how to use an X-Acto knife is somewhat different from the conventional ways on how you use a normal kitchen or utility knife. X-acto knives are not difficult to learn how to use safely, and we discuss this process below How To Use an X-Acto Knife What You Will Need Safety glasses (optional). … Read more

Are Fire Escape Chutes Dangerous?

Fire escape chutes are an excellent evacuation solution in the face of a large fire. Escape chutes have a tube-like construction that can safely transport multiple people quickly to safety. They work for people of all ages, from children to adults. In this article we discuss various questions about fire escape chutes.  What are Fire … Read more

Does a Fire Escape Ladder Work for Balcony Railings?

Unpredictable and intimidating, house fires are a major health hazard. Have you ever wondered how many people lose their lives to home fires every day in the United States? It is more than most people anticipate.  According to research conducted by American Red Cross in 2018, seven people, on average, die in home fires every … Read more

How Much Weight Can a Fire Escape Ladder Hold?

Every building, be it residential or commercial, should have a fire escape ladder. It ensures safety for you, your loved ones, and your colleagues in case of an emergency. There are always chances of a fire breaking out, and these ladders serve as the perfect getaway if it does. People are often scared of using … Read more

Fire Escape Ladders vs. Chutes

Ensuring that your home or office building has optimal fire safety protocols doesn’t just minimize the damage caused by the raging flames but also has the potential to save lives. Two of the best ways for evacuation during a fire are ladders and chutes.  If you’re wondering which would be the better choice for your … Read more

How Does a Fire Escape Chute Work?

It’s true what they say about emergencies. They almost always come unannounced, which is why preparing for them is of crucial importance. When the emergency is a fire getting ready to engulf everything around it, there’s no time to think. According to the National Fire Protection Association, preparing for a fire includes an alarm system, … Read more

How Many Fire Escape Ladders Do You Need?

It goes without saying that your home is your safe haven. But comfort and safety of your home can be quickly destroyed in the event of a fire. This is precisely why you need to equip your home with fire escape ladders and protect yourself and your loved ones. In this article we discuss how … Read more

What Tools Do Cut Resistant Gloves Protect Against?

There are many uses for cut-resistant gloves. They can be used to protect the hands from cutting hazards or to help perform difficult tasks with ease and comfort. Each job or task will use different types of tools to get the project complete, but can also cause hand injuries. So, what tools do cut-resistant gloves protect … Read more

How to Store a Fire Escape Ladder?

An uncontrolled fire has correctly been said to be a good servant but a mad master; it can lead to numerous hazards, loss of life, and property. The conventional ways of protecting yourself in a fire include a fire alarm, fire extinguisher, and a fire escape ladder.  You don’t want your emergency fire escape ladder … Read more

How to Choose a Fire Escape Ladder?

Your home keeps you safe and comfortable – it’s designed to do so. But disasters can happen within the home, especially when there are numerous fire hazards in close range of one another. To get your family to safety, a fire ladder is an essential tool in case of a fire. Factors When Choosing a … Read more

Cut Resistant Glove Design Factors

Every year, there are new and improved cut-resistant gloves arrive on the market. The cut-resistant gloves of today are stronger, tougher, and have many cutting-edge features than in the past. Cut Resistant Gloves Are Designed for Certain Tasks Cut-resistant gloves come in both unique designs and ranked levels of performance. It is normal for most … Read more

How Long Do Cut Resistant Gloves Last?

The cut-resistant gloves of today can withstand many cuts and abrasions without tearing or ripping. The materials used today are much stronger than in the past. Many glove designs feature some advanced technology and protection properties. With all of these new features, just how long do cut-resistant gloves last? We discuss the answer here. How … Read more

14 Jobs That Require Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-resistant gloves are very good at protecting the hands from abrasions and cuts. This is why many employers require them for their workers, especially in dirty jobs like cutting wood or operating heavy machinery.  So, which jobs require cut-resistant gloves? Find out below. #1 Auto Mechanic Auto mechanics work with power tools and hand tools, … Read more

12 Uses for Cut Resistant Gloves

There are many practical uses for cut-resistant gloves. These types of gloves can include coatings that are resistant to punctures, abrasions, or tearing but yet also offer excellent dexterity and durability. But what activities are ideal for wearing cut-resistant gloves? You can find out below. #1 Woodworking Woodworking includes building furniture or cabinets and the other … Read more

Are Fire Escape Ladders Dangerous?

Fire escape ladders might seem like chunky jungle-gym-like, pop-cameo accessories, but they serve their purpose in protecting you from a dangerous fire. Almost 75% of all the deaths in home fires occur within the two minutes that people need to escape the house fire. Having a fire escape ladder in place is one of the … Read more

Materials Used in Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-resistant gloves are specialized hand protection equipment designed to protect the hands from cuts, abrasions, and burns. These types of hand protection gloves have varying levels of abrasion resistance, sturdiness, tensile strength, and impact resistance. They come in a variety of materials, and we will cover them in this post. Cut Resistant Glove Materials Cut … Read more

When Should You Wear Cut Resistant Gloves?

The work glove is an essential part of keeping hands safe in all types of industries. Cut-resistant gloves are specially designed work gloves that are best worn during certain types of work activities and provide specific protection from cuts, abrasions, and impacts. So when should you wear cut-resistant gloves? Find out below. Tasks that Require … Read more

Cut Resistant Glove Protection Levels

Injuries due to cuts are common to those working in industries and trades that come into contact with sharp objects, materials or tools. This can lead to injuries that require medical attention such as scrapes, cuts, and lacerations. It is important to only use cut-resistant gloves that meet certain levels of protection for the dangers … Read more

Do Cut Resistant Gloves Work?

Hand protection is important to wear for workers in all industries, including construction, automotive, plumbing, and manufacturing. You might also think of wearing cut-resistant gloves to prevent serious cuts even at home on DIY tasks. But do they actually work? Find out below. How Cut Resistant Gloves Work Cut-resistant gloves are important to wear during … Read more

How Many Times Can You Use a Fire Escape Ladder?

Fire escape ladders can be a real lifesaver during a building or home fire emergency. However, once they are used, can they be used again? We discuss the answer in this post. Fire Escape Ladders Can Fail After weather and time take their toll on steel or iron components of fire escape ladders, they can … Read more

How to Use a Fire Escape Ladder Safely

Fire escape ladders are one of the most important tools to help people escape from being trapped in a building that is on fire, from earthquakes, or acts of terror. A fire escape ladder is actually a simple and easy-to-use system where a person can easily scale the side of a building using only their … Read more

Where Are Fire Escape Ladders Required?

Fire escape ladders have served as a means of escaping homes and buildings during fires, earthquakes, or emergency events for many years. In the past, requirements were set that mandated fire escape ladders be attached to buildings to allow people to evacuate when all other exits are blocked. But is this still true? Find out … Read more

Can Rattlesnakes Bite Through Rubber Boots?

If you wear rubber boots outside to do yardwork or brush clearing, you could find yourself bitten by an angry rattlesnake. This is why it is important to make sure rubber boots are rattlesnake bite proof. Read on to find out if your rubber boots will protect you in this situation. Rubber Boots – Rattlesnake … Read more

What Are Snake Proof Pants?

If your work or hobby takes you outdoors, you could come across snakes hidden in grasses, brush, or under rocks. This is why snake-proof pants exist. Snake Pant Specifications Snake proof pants are designed to prevent snake fangs or teeth from penetrating through the fabric and into your skin. They are built to meet certain … Read more

10 Jobs That Require Snake Pants

Many jobs require venturing into areas where wildlife live. This can put workers into contact with dangerous animals such as venomous snakes. Fortunately, snake pants exist to protect them on the job. 10 Jobs Where You Need Snake Pants 1. Ranchers Ranchers who own and work on many acres of wide-open land will likely have … Read more

Best Snake Proof Fabrics

Special fabrics are what make snake-proof pants and snake gaiters capable of protecting the wearer from painful snake bites. But which snake-proof fabrics are best? We discuss the answer in this post. Why Use Snake Proof Fabrics? Each year, thousands of people around the world traverse the outdoors and are bitten by snakes. Most of … Read more

Do Fire Extinguishers Require a Sign?

Before we determine if fire extinguishers require sign placement, let us first see when this question should come up. The governing authority, in this case, is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA as we know it.  The above question, “Do fire extinguishers require a sign?”, arises under two given cases: OSHA requires the … Read more

The Parts of a Fire Extinguisher Explained

Whether it’s water, foam, dry chemical, or clean agent fire extinguisher, you can find these safety items everywhere. In case of an emergency, it is important that you know how to use one. The parts of a fire extinguisher play a critical role in its function. This article will talk about fire extinguisher parts and … Read more

How Many Fire Extinguishers Do You Need?

Combustible materials are everywhere around us, and because of these materials, a small fire can rage out of control and get deadly in just a matter of three to five minutes. Having easy access to fire extinguishers is crucial. This aticle discusses how many fire extinguishers you need in a specific, designated area.  General Fire … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Balls – Key Things You Should Know

Fighting flames with fire extinguisher balls is nothing new. Such fire suppressants have been around for years. In fact, back in the 19th century, glass balls filled with fire suppressant liquids were frequently used to put out fires.  Over the years, the design slowly fell out of fashion. But that wasn’t the end of fire … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Inspection – Essential Things to Know

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the USA has around 130,000 fires annually, resulting in more than 3000 deaths. In the face of such danger, often time our first line of defense is a fire extinguisher.  There have been dreadful stories about people grabbing their fire extinguishers only to discover that it had expired, … Read more

What Do the 4 Colors of Fire Extinguishers Mean?

Fire extinguishers are essential to your first aid fire-fighting protocols. They can make all the difference between a small, developing fire that can be easily put out or raging flames that engulf everything you hold near and dear.  It is best to be vigilant during a fire incident and know what different fire extinguisher colors … Read more

Fire Blanket Alternatives for Emergency Situations

No matter how cautious you are, there is always a chance of electric or stovetop fires breaking out. Installing an effective fire alarm system will help you detect fires immediately and evacuate to safety. But what if they malfunction and you get stuck amidst the flames? Or perhaps the fire is merely in its incipient … Read more

Fire Blanket Materials – What Are They Made Of?

Fire blankets are a top priority when it comes to fire safety. They are easy to store and use as your first line of defense against nascent fires.  It is important to consider the various fire blanket materials available in the market. With so many options, it can be quite confusing to make the right … Read more

Fire Blanket Temperature Ratings: What They Mean

If you’re conscious about fire safety protocols like us, you probably have several fire blankets placed around your home. There should be one near the kitchen entrance, in the hallway, and near your fireplace. Moreover, your office should also have fire blankets around in case of a fire emergency. When buying a fire blanket for … Read more

How to Make Your Own Fire Blanket

Fire blankets are an essential component of your fire safety measures. They are easy to use with quick-release containers to minimize the damage caused by small fires. A fire blanket is specially designed with the right materials to suffocate incipient fires by cutting off the oxygen supply. It can help save you from burns or … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Foam – What Is That Stuff?

There are several different kinds of fire extinguishers, and each is used to put out a certain type of fire. One of them is a foam fire extinguisher. Foam fire extinguishers differ from other fire extinguishers because they ensure that the inflamed surfaces remain cool long after the fire has been put out. While this … Read more

What Is an ABC Fire Extinguisher?

A single fire extinguisher isn’t enough to battle every kind of fire, which is why fire extinguishers have been divided into different classes depending on their source. In fact, every class of fire has its own fire extinguishers. There are also multipurpose fire extinguishers that put out different kinds of fire in one go. ABC … Read more

Recharging a Fire Extinguisher – What You Need to Know

There are endless horror stories about people who tried to fight off a fire with a fire extinguisher, only to realize that it had run out of charge. This happens even if the fire extinguisher hasn’t ever been used before.  Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, it’s essential to understand that fire extinguishers … Read more

Hard Hat Standards

Hard Hats are an important piece of safety equipment. They can be used by anyone, whether you work for a company or for an individual. These hard hats have helped millions of people to remain safe on the job, even if their main line of work does not include the use of hard hats. Although … Read more

Construction Helmet Color Coding Guide

The hard hats are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment that any company will have to buy for its employees. These hats are worn each day to prevent serious injuries from occurring on the job site.  When you are looking for the perfect hard hat, you need to take into account the … Read more

Safety Helmets vs. Hard Hats

The safety helmet is considered a protective device worn by workers to reduce the risk of sudden death or serious injury in case of an accident. There are various types of safety helmets available in the market and it depends on your work environment and the kind of jobs you do to decide what type … Read more

Hard Hats vs. Bicycle Helmets

Bicycle helmets and hard hats both serve to protect the head from both minor and serious injuries. But are they really very similar? Find out in this post. What Is a Bicycle Helmet? A bicycle helmet is a kind of protective helmet specially designed to prevent head injuries in serious falls or impacts while riding … Read more

Types of Construction Helmets

When you look at the various types of construction helmets available today, what do you see? For starters, many are made out of the same materials, have the same colors, and come with similar components. However, each type has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one to use depends on certain factors related to the work … Read more

Where Should Fire Blankets Be Located?

Specially made out of non-flammable material, fire blankets are your best bet against small indoor fires. They help you put it out immediately to minimize injuries and property damage. But, a fire blanket is only effective when it is installed in the right spots around your home or office. The fire blanket’s location needs to … Read more

What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Before we get to the kinds of fire extinguishers required for different disasters, we need to understand the various types of fire. The type of fire extinguisher you need depends on the type of fire you need to put out: Class A Fires – fires caused by combustibles like wood, metal, cloth, paper, rubber, and … Read more

What Is a Fire Blanket Used For?

Learning how to prevent a fire or get it under control till the fire department arrives can be vital for your safety. Fire blankets are one of the essentials when it comes to home fire safety. They are specially designed to keep the fire from spreading and protecting people trying to escape a blaze. When … Read more

Are LED Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

LED lights have fast become the go-to lighting for both businesses and homes. The Department of Energy estimates they represent nearly half of all emitted light sources since 2020. However, being they are so widespread, do they have any adverse effects on people’s eyes? Types of Light At one end of the spectrum of light … Read more

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