Scrap Magazine: Safety Series

Extinguishing Fire Risks

Every year, hundreds of recycling facilities experience fires that result in significant property losses. These losses affect their profitability, the wellness and income of their employees, and their customers’ businesses. According to the RecycleGuard® loss history from 2011 to 2014, about 14 percent of total property loss incidents were fires, but roughly 40 percent of property-loss dollars were spent on fire-related losses. Fires might not occur frequently in the recycling industry, but their consequences can be severe when they do occur. Even an incidental fire—in a piece of equipment or a material pile outdoors—can result in a large economic loss for your company due to reduced business income


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