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Encouraging Employees to be Fire Conscientious

Question asked by rileysnash on Jul 25, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2017 by rileysnash

Hello! This is my first time on using the NFPA Xchange network and I was hoping to get some advice.


I work in a woodworking factory. As such, there is a high risk of fire and deflagration. After a recent OSHA consultation, we were issued a citation for having items (lumber and machinery) placed too closely in front of our main electrical panel. While the items were moved immediately after the consultation, I have been having trouble encouraging employees to maintain the required space. I have had factory-wide training sessions where we discuss this issue and have worked with employees to move the obstructions, only to find that these obstructions return within a few days. 


Does anyone have any advise or recommendations on how to encourage employees to be fire fire/safety conscientious in regards to access to the electrical panel?