e-Hazard Blog

by , on November 30, 2012
A Boston College electrician was shocked while performing work at Lyons Hall in Newton;  the injuries were non-life-threatening. Getting into the habit of wearing rubber insulating gloves when doing all electrical work prevents almost all these incidents.  What if we had low voltage gloves that were more comfortable, thinner and less costly?  Would workers wear...
by , on November 30, 2012
An unidentified PSE&G lineman, working on a pole damaged from Hurricane Sandy, came into contact with an energized 13,000v line and suffered severe electrical shock.    Three police officers were able to revive the unresponsive utility worker;  his condition and name remain unknown. Find out more from NorthJersey.Com webpage dated 11/5/12.
by , on November 30, 2012
A contractor working in an area not open to the public suffered a fatal shock at the Marks and Spencer store in the Royal Victoria Shopping Centre in Tunbridge Wells, England.  Many workers are affected by electricity.  Some level of electrical safety training should be done with all workers. Read the details from This is...
by , on November 30, 2012
An employee in Siparia, India, was killed at a bitumen plant that was purchased 2 months previous at an auction.  Doodnath Bhimull was wiring up the cables and checking to see that all the motors from the plant were running.  Testing was done the day before, and he came back today to verify that everything was...
by , on November 30, 2012
Read the  article dated 10/30/12, written by Reza Tajali of Schneider Electric, that appeared in this month’s Plant Engineering magazine: “There are five important steps that companies should take to reduce the occurrence of electrical accidents and better protect workers and employers from the physical, financial, and statutory consequences of electrical accidents. These steps are required...
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