Spontaneous Combustion
of Rags and Roofing Mops Report

Spontaneous combustion is not a myth. Fires occur on construction sites from the improper storage or disposal of oily or stain soaked rags or mops. Over a five-year period, the National Fire Prevention Association reported an estimated average of 14,000+ fires caused by spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction, with the most common being residential structures.

Developed by Zurich’s Risk Engineering team, this report provides information you can leverage to help construction clients understand how to prevent damage on job sites:

  • Conditions that can lead to spontaneous combustion
  • Specific actions your clients can take to prevent chemical fires

Even a small spontaneous fire can cause unexpected devastation to property and possibly lives. Download this report now to provide your client with crucial fire prevention tips.

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