Smoking can also result in serious fires in the workplace, often the result of improperly discarded cigarettes.
Fire Prevention Week (FPW) (and throughout October’s Fire Prevention Month), is a great time to remind employees about your workplace smoking policy, including the importance of using designated smoking areas located a safe distance from the building (and using them even during the colder months!).
“A Dumpster Story” featured in Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses in Laboratory Research, Volume 2, tells a real-life story about what can happen when No Smoking rules aren’t followed! Read on to learn what happens:
I’m pretty much screwed. I sat there in the construction trailer. I didn’t have to guess what was about to happen.