October 4-10 is Fire Prevention WeekFire Prevention Week 2009 focuses on burn awareness and prevention. While most public efforts will target children and home safety, burns are a common workplace injury. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports approximately 152 fatalities from fires and explosions in 2008, an increase of 16 percent from 2007.
At home and on the job, communication is key to preventing fire-related injuries. Fire Safety Week is a perfect time to remind employees of fire safety precautions and to review and practice fire safety procedures. Check with your local fire department for activities and information, or visit the NFPA Fire Prevention Week website.
- Learn more about Fire Prevention Week and the Great Chicago Fire it commemorates.