Fire Prevention – Portable Space Heaters

Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator

When the temperature starts to drop, portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electric shock hazards if not used properly. When using a portable space heater, safety should always be a top consideration. The following information from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission can help keep your space safe and warm.

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For more information about OSU Ag Safety visit or contact Kent McGuire, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at or 614-292-0588.