January 3, 2014
FEMA Creates Rack Hose Video

UL Delays Halon 1211 De-listing

Safety Advisories

FEMA Creates Rack Hose Video

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers� Association (FEMA) released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of a balanced fire protection plan for buildings.

In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including:
  • Quick suppression of fires
  • 1-person operation
  • Minimal water damage
  • Pathway clearing for occupant rescue
  • Occupant protection during rescue
The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on: YouTube and SlideShare. For additional information, including videos, interactive questionnaires and training websites about fire safety and protection, visit www.femalifesafety.org or call 216-241-7333.

UL Delays Halon 1211 De-listing

UL announced the extension of the withdrawal date for certifications of Halogenated Agent Fire Extinguishers under the categories of Liquefied Gas-type Extinguishers (GMBY), Liquefied Gas-type Marine Extinguishers (GPGZ), and Clean Agent Extinguishers, (GAOMC). All current products covered under these categories and manufactured in compliance with UL�s requirements will continue to be authorized to bear the Listing Mark of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and the Listing Mark of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada on the product until January 1, 2025. Any questions can be directed to George E. Laverick, UL's principal engineer for portable extinguishers, at (847) 664-2665 or george.e.laverick@ul.com.

Safety Advisories

The PHMSA issued a safety advisory reporting the unauthorized marking of high pressure compressed gas cylinders by Beauchesne Fire Equipment in Massachusetts. Follow the link for more information or contact Chris Michalski at (609) 989-2256 or chris.michalski@dot.gov.

The PHMSA also issued a notice on Komer Carbonic Corp. in Detroit, Michigan, for improperly filling and offering for transportation high pressure compressed gas cylinders (DOT Specification 3A, 3AA and 3AL) without verifying that they met the appropriate safety requirements for continued use. Komer Carbonic Corp. fills and offers cylinders containing Carbon dioxide, for restaurants and other establishments. Follow the link for more information.


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Safety Corner

Ladder Safety
The Center for Construction Research and Training released a hazard alert handout on ladder safety.

Worker's Comp
The National Safety Council released an infographic on the hidden costs of a Worker's Comp claim.