A Fire Emergency Isn’t The Time To Put Your Systems To The Test

It isn’t uncommon for a fire suppression or protection to be installed in a commercial or industrial building and then forgotten. The general thought is that the system was installed by professionals and tested, and if it is not in use, it should still be in top working condition in the event of a fire.  While there are safety and operational tests recommended by the manufacturers of fire protection systems, they are often ignored or scheduled but then never completed. This may seem like a time and cost-saving decision, but if the system is ever required in the event of
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Becoming A Better Workplace Leader

Leadership is a talent, a skill, and a gift that invaluable in the workplace. Leaders play a crucial role on any job site, project, or in working with customers and clients. Maximizing leadership skills is something that everyone can work on, and it is something that you can develop throughout life.  Here are some of the most critical attributes of an effective leader at any level. These skills are essential for a CEO of a multi-national company, but they are equally important for a shift supervisor in a processing plant or a contractor starting a business. Become A Better Communicator
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Common Myths About Using Propane In Construction

Propane is a fuel that can be used on a job for a wide range of applications. It makes an ideal fuel for a generator or a large capacity heater on a construction site, and it can also be used to run lights and to power a wide range of equipment.  Unfortunately, there are at least four different myths about propane that make some contractors nervous about using this gas on a construction site. Understanding the truth behind the fuel can open up a low-cost option for providing fuel to the equipment you need on the job.  Myth: Propane Is
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Can ESFR Early Suppression, Fast Response Sprinklers Be Used For Rack Storage With Solid Shelving?

There are a lot of issues with warehouses and storage building that make these facilities a significant risk as a fire hazard. The very nature of how the material is stored in these buildings, including being up on racks with solid shelving, creates challenges for fire suppression systems to have the ability to slow down or even stop the spread of the fire.  Additionally, the combustible types of storage racks and solid shelves can also become fuel, and they can easily become unstable during a fire. This leads to an increased risk of not only damage to the stored materials,
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Benefits To A Business In Participating In Local Charity Involvement

There is a lot of information online and in any number of workshops and seminars about the importance for a business to create a message of their mission, philosophy, and values. While this may seem like a “make work” exercise that business leadership trainers are using as a hot, trending topic, it is really a wonderful opportunity for a business or a company to engage with the community and to also support local charities.  There are some predictable and some not as apparent benefits or outcomes in working closely with a charity. A local organization can be particularly a good
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