e-Hazard Blog

by , on October 11, 2012
OSHA cited Fontarome Chemical Inc. $51.8k for safety violations following a fire on 4/13/12 that occurred during the troubleshooting of an electrical component on the hot oil heater. Twelve violations cited relate to process safety management, including failing to address hazards related to potential engineering and administrative control failures, implement written operating procedures, review and...
by , on October 11, 2012
Ansell Limited completed the purchase of Comasec SAS and its subsidiaries on 9/27/12.  Comasec was a privately owned French company with over 1200 employees globally, specialising in the manufacture of gloves for chemical protection, food handling, cut protection, mechanical protection, dry box and thermal protection. Major brands are Comasec, Marigold, and Marigold Industrial. Comasec’s gloves complement...
by , on October 11, 2012
An employee of Excel Energy suffered severe electrical shock while working on electrical equipment in or around a transformer box in Grand Forks, ND. Read the article & watch the video from WDAZ Television 8 website dated 10/10/12. 
by , on October 11, 2012
In a Kimberly-Clark Professional survey released 10/9/12, 82% of safety professionals said they had observed workers in their organizations failing to wear required PPE during the past year. Respondents also cited compliance as the top workplace safety issue in their facilities—further underscoring the significance of these findings.    More than half of the safety professionals surveyed attributed...
by , on October 10, 2012
Three NV Energy employees were working on an electrical box when it exploded, sending one of the employees to the hospital with burns.  This is a definite arc flash.  Fortunately this company is in arc rated garments and follow NESC to provide protection to their workers. Read more from Fox5 KVVU-TV website dated 9/29/12. Find...
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