Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Preventing Dryer Fires

Type: pdf
Author: Communications Office
Year of Publishing: 2012

January 30, 2012

More than 15,600 fires occur annually because of clothes dryers. They are also one of the leading causes of fires in OPWDD-certified residences. Common causes for dryer fires include unclean lint collection units and unsafe ventilation systems. As with all health and safety alerts, we ask everyone to remain diligent and aware of hazards that need correction-nearly all of the fires caused by clothes dryers can be prevented.