by , on December 21, 2009
Another example of lack of training. Larger companies buy smaller companies, but if they don’t assure the smaller companies have adequate electrical safety training and policies in place, there can be negative consequences. Click here to read the MSHA report.
by , on December 21, 2009
This utility uses arc rated clothing so the additional worker probably did not receive an arc flash or because of unignitable clothing he was kept from injury. Most fatalities are electrocutions. Work methods, shutting off the power and wearing proper shock PPE are critical. Click here to read the story.
by , on December 21, 2009
Good electrical safety training and habits around electrical hazards can save lives. Powerlineman.com has a story for a safety meeting. We recommend wearing your voltage rated gloves under many circumstances others would cut the corner. Click here to read the story for a co-worker. This is why we recommend wearing VR gloves even when you are...
by , on December 20, 2009
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by , on December 19, 2009
This arc flash/blast was caught on video in London England. No one hurt but the blast is fairly significant. No worker’s present. Interesting the advertisement before the blast video story is for cotton. Not my choice for working in a manhole. Click here to see the arc flash video.
by , on December 19, 2009
My bet from reading this is that they had an arc flash. They were probably wearing arc flash clothing (ConEd has rules on this) because the burns for ignited clothing are usually critical not just serious. NESC requires using protective clothing in these situations. These injuries can sometimes be prevented with arc flash blankets meeting...
by , on December 19, 2009
Vos electric’s training records saved them a fine even in the event of a fatality. It was determined that they had broken no OSHA rule. Good training and records can save you a fine. Click here to read the story of OSHA’s turn around.
by , on December 19, 2009
As a result of an investigation spurred by a formal complaint. OSHA fined the company for willful violations including: lack of machine guarding, failure to conduct a hazard assessment of the workplace to determine the need for personal protective equipment, failure to provide personal protective equipment for employees, and failure to provide and use protective...
by , on December 14, 2009
As we point out. Just about every major fine includes fines for electrical safety. Seems like electrical safety is the canary in the coal mine for safety. It is usually technical. If you don’t have a technical safety team, you will not catch electrical hazards and probably others. As more companies use NFPA 70E for...