e-Hazard Blog

by , on November 30, 2012
Big Tex, the 52′ cowboy overlooking the Texas State Fair for 60 years, burnt to a crisp when an electrical short started a fire in his right boot. Dickies has FR.  Tex must not have done a hazard assessment! Was this an electrical fire also known as an electric arc?  This is what electric arcs...
by , on November 30, 2012
History Construction Management LLC of Odell, IL, was cited $59.2k by OSHA for alleged serious violations including using flexible electrical cords as a substitute for fixed wiring and improperly altering electrical cords. Find out more from OSHA’s News Release dated 11/1/12.  
by , on November 30, 2012
Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. was cited $63.5k by OSHA at its Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH, for workplace safety violations following the explosion & subsequent death of an employee using compressed air to purge liquid from the interior of a plastic keg.   Unrelated to the explosion were serious violations including incomplete procedures for locking...
by , on November 30, 2012
John Scrimshaw was cleaning paint splashes from cables  at Hamworthy Combustion Engineering Ltd of Poole, England, when he suffered a shock & was thrown 5 metres to the ground.  The Health and Safety Executive found the cables, which powered an overhead crane used to move heavy industrial heating units, were bare and had not been...
by , on November 30, 2012
Take a look at this Arc-Flash comic drawn by Dave Allred for Mark Robison, PE. See more at MEP Ninja webpage dated 10/25/12.
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