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All About Plant And Factory Fires

Aug 28, 2008
There are so many people in our country and others who have to make their living in some sort of plant or factory. It can be difficult each day to go into one particular building or facility to do the same job over and over again, but it is a necessity. In our country it is possible to earn decent wages or salaries in some of these places, but in other countries they are little more than slave businesses. In some countries the workers do well to earn enough to feed themselves and their families with no hope of excelling in any way. The hours can be long and grueling.

There is also a matter of safety to be thought about in work places such as these. Many times the products produced can be chemical or flammable in some way. In past history during the first days of factories in Europe, these buildings were not safe to work in at times. In cotton mills that produced fabrics, if a spark from a faulty piece of machinery or a discarded cigarette or cigar butt landed in the wrong spot, it could burn down the building and many people could be trapped inside in no time at all. This was because there was not always an adequate water supply nearby to put out the blazes.

Over the years things like fire hydrants and sprinkler systems were installed in factories and plants in more sophisticated countries like over seas and in the United States and it made them safer to work at. Fire drills, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and evacuation plans were put in place and incorporated for even more protection from fire for the workers employed in the majority of these work places. Although this does decrease the danger somewhat, anytime there are flammable materials being produced or worked with, there will always be the danger of fires starting and spreading.

If you work in a factory or plant where there is a more than normal risk of a fire starting, especially when explosions could also be involved, take the time to know all of the safety rules where you work. Be sure you are familiar with all the exits and the fastest way to get to them if you were to ever need to. Fires can spread faster than you ever imagined and if there is danger of an explosion you will not want to be wandering around waiting for someone else to show you how to get out or what areas to avoid.
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