Author Archives: Katherine Depablos

Tips on How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Tips on How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

You’ve seen those red steel canisters almost everywhere you go: warehouses, grocery stores, offices, and maybe even your own home. But have you ever actually picked up and used a fire extinguisher before? While using a fire extinguisher isn’t exactly rocket science, being able to use one effectively and in a timely fashion can mean […]

Silica Dust: What it is, Its Effects, and What to do About it

What Is Silica Dust? Silica dust comes from crystalline silica, which is the second most common mineral. Sand, concrete,glass, bricks, stone, and many other items can contain crystalline silica. When any of these materials is sawed, ground, drilled or crushed, it releases silica dust into the air.Because silica dust is significantly smaller than ordinary grains […]