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by , on October 10, 2012
Find out more about OSHA citations including PPE violations: OSHA News Release dated 10/4/12:  Stroh Precision Die Casting, Mauston, WI, cited $51.59k OSHA News Release dated 10/4/12:  Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc., Bedford Park, IL, cited $82.17k OSHA News Release dated 9/24/12:  Dlubak Glass, Upper Sandusky, OH, cited $126.7k  
by , on October 10, 2012
Several electric incidents across the world: 2 young men from India were fatally shocked when the electric pump with which they were pumping water from a ditch malfunctioned.  Dated 10/9/12. 13-year-old student in Turkey died from electric shock after climbing an iron fence at school that was touching a nearby electric pole.  Dated 10/5/12. 32-year-old...
by , on October 10, 2012
OSHA has updated its webpage on variances, listing both approved and denied requests.   By including denials, the OSHA webpage now illustrates which requirements businesses failed to meet when applying for the variance. Get details from the OSHA News Release dated 9/27/12.  
by , on October 10, 2012
These are some of the electrical fatalities that have recently occurred & reported as part of: OSHA’s Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report dated 8/11/12: 7/20/12:  Affordable Mobile Home Movers, Channelview, TX 77530; Worker died from possible electrical shock. 8/3/12:  Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Manalapan, NJ 07726; Employee was electrocuted while working on a downed wire. OSHA’s Weekly...
by , on October 10, 2012
A large retailer is marketing a safety vest as being “fire retardant” according to NFPA 701 Treated Fabric standards. NFPA 701 is a curtain standard, NOT a clothing standard!   Indicating that clothing is FR via NFPA 701 violates the ANSI 107 prohibition of calling something FR if it does not meet a proper standard. NFPA’s description...
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