by , on November 28, 2012
Intriguing use of electricity in the medical field…… Scientists have developed underwear with built-in electrodes that deliver small electric shocks to combat bed sores in patients who are in a coma or who have injuries that have immobilised them.   “Smart-e-Pants”, which electrically stimulate the buttock muscles of patients, look like normal boxer shorts and transmit 10-second...
by , on November 28, 2012
Enter the Workplace Safety & Health Challenge to design a tool that demonstrates the importance of recognizing and preventing hazards by helping young workers to understand their rights in the workplace.  A panel of judges that includes Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the co-hosts of the popular Discovery...
by , on November 28, 2012
These are some of the electrical fatalities that have recently occurred & reported as part of: OSHA’s Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report dated 8/18/12: 8/9/12: AAA National USA Inc., Atlanta, GA 30303; Worker died after being struck by lightning while collecting his tools from a roof. 8/16/12: Hammett Electric Inc, Wooster, AK 32218; Worker was electrocuted while...
by , on October 26, 2012
Following an electrical substation explosion in Burgas, Bulgaria, in which several injuries occured  plus apartments and businesses were destroyed, the mayor has introduced an amendment to relocate existing electrical substations in buildings to a safe distance.  The substation exploded soon after EVN Bulgaria employeees replaced a safety fuse in a Burgas electrical substation. Get details from...
by , on October 26, 2012
TFO Tech Co. Ltd of Jeffersonville, OH, was cited by OSHA $51k for safety violations including a lack of guarding for the points of operation on automated mechanical forging presses, not having machine-specific lockout/tagout procedures, a damaged metal guard on a conveyor, inadequate strain relief and insulation for electrical cords, a lack of periodic inspections,...
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