Clothes Dryer Fires Cost $35 Million a Year

An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property losses, according to a new government report. The report by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) said that 84 percent of clothes dryer fires took place in residential buildings. Also, according […]

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Safety Inspections Don’t Hurt Businesses; Do Lower Workers’ Comp Costs: Study

Random inspections of U.S. industrial workplaces lower the risk of workers being injured on the job and have no measurable negative effect on the companies inspected, according to a study in the journal Science. Companies chosen for random inspections by California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recorded 9.4 percent fewer worker injuries than those that […]

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