Category: Public Electrical Safety
Public Electrical Safety
subway rail
by , on August 24, 2016
Recently, a woman in New York City witnessed another woman fall into the energized third rail on subway tracks and receive a shock. Her response was compassionate and instinctive. She jumped down to push the injured woman away from the rail. But when she touched her, she received a shock herself. She described it later:...
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by , on August 9, 2016
It seems that the appetite for playing the Pokémon Go app has been overriding common sense and decorum. People have played the game at certain monuments and museums, sparking outcries about their disrespect for the monuments and disregard to visitors. Some of these locations have requested on social media that players refrain from playing at...
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by , on July 25, 2016
“Who is e-Hazard?” “What in the world do they do?” “When I search for e-Hazard online, why does a soccer player come up instead?” Maybe you’ve asked those questions before in one form or another. Maybe you’re here accidentally in your search for something else. Either way, we’re going to answer those questions and do our best...
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by , on July 18, 2016
Kaneka Dermal Health Risk Assessment (aka acid burn study) is now available free of charge at the Burns Journal web site. You can read the full text here and also download a PDF copy of the study. The purpose of this study was to address the issue as to whether acidic gaseous combustion products represent...
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by , on March 9, 2016
For those of you on the West Coast and Hawaii, you have a great opportunity to find out more about keeping your employees safe on the job at the 2016 Pacific Coast Safety Fest in Hawaii. SafetyFestHawaii_flyer On March 17-18, seminars and workshops will be provided for FREE for small business owners, professional technical educators,...
damaged electrical cord
by , on August 10, 2015
When it comes to doing simple or repetitive tasks,people are more apt to take risks in order to save time, please someone else by just getting the job done, or prevent being inconvenienced. The act of changing a light bulb in a ceiling fixture becomes hazardous when an unsteady chair is used to stand on...
by , on October 28, 2014
We’ve made a list of 9 Safety Conferences that you should attend to learn about electrical safety, NFPA 70E and other standards. These are the top safety conferences that YOU should attend.  You can never learn too much.  Do you have a favorite conference that you’ve attended?  Be sure to share or comment below!  This list...
by , on May 16, 2014
As a service for you, e-Hazard has compiled a side-by-side table comparing the new OSHA 1910.269 standard with the previous version. Changes are illustrated with highlights, and variations are also noted. e-Hazard is passionate about giving you tools and information to keep you current on the latest standards. OSHA 269 Table Comparison (PDF) Note the...
by , on November 4, 2013
Firefighters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia were forces to fight an electrical fire in 5 minute shift due to the extreme conditions generated by the blaze. 100+ officers from Fire and Resuce NSW using thermal cameras to help them see in the hazardous conditions. The fire moved through 3 levels of a...
by , on October 31, 2013
West Fertilizer Co. faces OSHA  fines totaling $118,300 for dozens of serious safety violations. The company’s West, TX plant exploded in April 2013, killing 15 people. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report violations at the plant including: unsafe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate inadequately labeled storage tanks failure to...

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