Lectures on Burner Hazards
The Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, Ore., has begun a series of lectures to the men employed, on the operation of heating and burning furnaces at the plant, which is directly connected with the shipbuilding work, being prosecuted by the Government. The expediency of instituting a series of lectures was suggested first by Plant Marshal Geil, who saw in the use and operation of these burners an element of danger from the fire. A conference was held by District Fire Marshal E. R. Campbell, of the United States Shipping Board, Plant Marshal Geil, Chairman Forster and Head Burner Wiser, to discuss the scheme of instructing all new men coming to the plant, and Chairman Forster, of the safety committee, has issued orders that all so employed in the plants hereafter shall attend these meetings and receive instructions. The Albina plant is the first shipyard in Portland to install this particular means of fire prevention.