SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe

By David Meronk, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist Firefighting techniques and equipment used to fight fires have evolved over the years, along with the equipment that protects firefighters from harm. The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) plays a big role in protecting the health of firefighters. Knowing is understanding and fire departments are slowly beginning to … Continue reading SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe

Don’t just talk about practice

Prepping for home fires saves lives By Erik Harden,  BWC Public Information Officer Fifteen years ago, Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson went on his now-famous “we’re talking ‘bout practice” rant. In a moment of frustration, he argued that whether he practiced or not was ultimately irrelevant to his performance during games. Lately it seems many Americans feel … Continue reading Don’t just talk about practice

Celebrate awards season with Safety & Hygiene’s 1947 “Oscar” Winner!

By Amelia Klein, BWC Librarian While you may be heading to theaters for a last chance to see this year’s Oscar hopefuls, the BWC Library decided to go back in time to celebrate the Division of Safety & Hygiene’s (DSH’s) very own award-winning film, “Men Who Come Back.” First, a little history: In 1937, the … Continue reading Celebrate awards season with Safety & Hygiene’s 1947 “Oscar” Winner!