How Do Dust Explosions Happen

If you’re like most people, when you think of the dust at your job you’re thinking about how you can avoid getting sick from breathing it in.  It’s not likely you’re thinking that you could show up for work and lose your life in a dust explosion.  But you could.  In fact, combustible dust explosions … [Read more...]

Avoiding Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards

The first step in avoiding a combustible dust explosion in your facility is to realize that any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form…a.k.a. Dust. Dust can explode when three things happen. When it’s suspended in the air When it’s in the right concentrations … [Read more...]

How Philadelphia Businesses Can Improve Office Air Quality

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), says that better indoor air quality does not just improve comfort, it actually helps to improve the health, and overall productivity of your employees. Despite this, most commercial building managers overlook air quality control until it becomes a … [Read more...]

Fire Prevention What Philadelphia Restaurants Need To Know

Commercial Kitchen Fires Damage 11,000 Yearly The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 57% of restaurant fires start on cooking equipment and then move into the kitchen exhaust system. That’s why it’s imperative that regular maintenance of a restaurant’s kitchen exhaust system … [Read more...]

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8 Things Philadelphia Restaurants Need To Know About Grease Filters

It’s easy to think of grease just as a liquid, but did you know that according to IKECA grease also travels by vapors and smoke. That’s why its important that Philly eateries make sure that restaurant exhaust effluents are properly filtered. When working properly filters remove a large percentage of … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Fire Prevention For Philadelphia Restaurants

Nothing puts a damper on a good time at your favorite Philly eatery like a fire. It was just a few months ago that Firefighters battled a fire at an Applebee’s restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia. Even if you have taken every precaution necessary for minimizing fire hazards in your restaurant, … [Read more...]

10 Safety Tips For Philadelphia Restaurants Using Deep Fat Fryers

It’s no secret that we Philadelphians love fried foods.   In fact nothing goes better with a Philly cheese steak than a basket of sizzling hot fries (salt, pepper, ketchup please). So we thought it would be a good idea to help keep Philadelphia area restaurants informed by providing 10 Tips the USDA … [Read more...]

Combustible Dust: Sugar Can Be Explosive

Last year in December when a combustible dust explosion at Perfetti Van Melle, the candy manufacturer of AirHeads, shook the sugar silos it was a sober reminder to manufacturers everywhere that they must remain diligent about mitigating the dangers of combustible dust fires. The fire at Perfetti … [Read more...]

12 Fire Safety Tips For Philadelphia Restaurants

Philadelphia offers a wide variety of restaurants, from chain restaurants that are found at many locations — including fast-food restaurants — to small, family-owned restaurants that limit business to a single location. No matter the type, however, all Philadelphia restaurants have one thing in … [Read more...]

How Philadelphia Building Managers Can Avoid Sick Building Syndrome

Did you know that 1 out of 4 buildings in the U.S. could be classified as sick? You’re probably wondering what a sick building is. According to NADCA – the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association - a sick building is one in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper … [Read more...]