part of the Safety Office’s ongoing commitment to Safety we provide
Safety Tips on a monthly basis.
Keep these tips in mind as you go about your day for a safer, happier
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The Holidays are approaching and it’s time to take out all the lights,
electrical decorations and pine scented candles. There is nothing more
important than to know how to keep our family safe. Preventing fires is
one of the most important things to remember. Knowing the evacuation plan
at work and at home can help get to the closest exit. Each fire, despite
of the size, can cause injuries or property loss. Most fires are due to
distraction and/or not knowing the basic fire safety rules. Here are some
helpful tips to use to prevent a fire:
all fire extinguishers on a monthly basis
the evacuation procedure and the closest exit
only in designated areas
any unsafe condition to your Safety Committee or your supervisor
how to properly store chemicals
what to do in case of a fire. If you don’t know, ask your Safety
Committee or your supervisor.
the batteries of your smoke alarm and do a test at least monthly
an evacuation plan for you and all occupants of your home
your family on the basic steps in case of an emergency (911)
you are to use electric or gas space heaters, keep them at least 3 feet
away from everything
leave burning candles unattended. Keep lighted candles at least 1 feet
away from everything
you smoke inside the house, be smoker wary!
the Holidays and be safe!
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additional information, contact the Maricopa County Safety
Office at (602) 506-8601.
updated: 14 May 2010, jld
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