Best Practices in Fire Safety - Virtual Symposium
This Virtual Symposium is now available ON-DEMAND! Take part in all of the learning at your own convenience. And take advantage of our special, “ON-DEMAND” pricing!
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, while workers were ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building – home to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
The few factory exit doors that weren’t locked only opened inwards - effectively held shut by the onslaught of workers trying to escape the flames. The only safety measures available for the workers were 27 buckets of water and a fire escape that, according to reports, would collapse when used.
As a result, of the 500 people employed at the factory, most of whom were women and immigrants - 146 would lose their lives. In October of that same year, to help combat such unsafe work practices, ASSE was founded.
As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of ASSE – join us for our first ever VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM on the all-important topic of fire safety – 100 years to the month of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
After completing this symposium, attendees will be able to:
- Apply best practices related in NFPA 101 in the design of their own fire safety management programs.
- Identify proper employee actions and safety precautions which should be implemented during an emergency response operation.
- Incorporate techniques for reducing the risk of combustible dust incidents in their work environment.
- Recall provisions stated in NFPA 13 – Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
- Identify the different types of sprinkler systems, how they are designed and arranged in a typical facility and how best to manage additions and changes to their facilities.
- Avoid common electrical hazards in the workplace which may lead to fires and learn about preventative maintenance programs needed to maintain an electrical system in a more fire safe manner.
- Describe the hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids and evaluate proper methods for safe handling of these liquids.