The website for Occupational Healthy and Safety Magazine points out that on average, 37,000 fire incidents break out each year in manufacturing and industrial locations, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Because of the volatile equipment and substances used in Illinois factories and industrial workplaces, fires and explosions remain a hazard that workplaces should guard against. A devestating industrial workplace fire can result in injury, death, and wide destruction of property.
The manufacturing industry is an important part of the economy in Illinois. However, handling chemicals or dangerous equipment can place workers at risk. It is essential that employers provide sufficient training and the latest safety gear to minimize the possibility of a serious or fatal workplace accident.