by , on September 15, 2009
Seems like electrical safe work practices are being mentioned more and more. Story in the Joplin Globe Story in the Carthage Press Story in OH&S Magazine
by , on September 15, 2009
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an electrical accident that occurred at Sivyer Steel, Bettendorf. A worker was injured during the Aug. 29 accident, Police Chief Phil Redington said. The police and fire departments responded to the scene about 10:26 p.m., he said. He declined to release further details. Click here to read...
by , on September 15, 2009
Johnnygeo is a health and safety adviser for an Edmonton, Alberta based utility company and offers electrical safety advice for geocachers. I’ve never done this but the cult following of the sport is amazing and the concept simple. Click here to read his blog on do’s and don’ts for geocaching around electrical equipment. He is...
by , on September 14, 2009
This is pretty amazing since the new GE Technology retrofits older switchgear to clear faster in case of a fault. 3rd Parties have been offering similar technology but this competition will continue to change arc flash protection. Engineering fixes are VERY important. The shouldn’t take the place of proper daily wear but might mitigate the...
by , on September 14, 2009
Four Free papers are online at e-Hazard.com on commonly asked questions in the electrical arc flash safety training area. You won’t want to miss any of the four. 1. Disposable FR Arc-rated Clothing. 2. One thing to add to your electrical safety program to increase compliance by more than 40%. 3. Could your shoes make...
by , on September 14, 2009
I’m sure most folks will probably order a pocket version of this type of guide but some will gain from the online free version. It is searchable and other than a drawing showing someone testing with bare hands, it mentions and supports using NFPA 70E. A few references to how NFPA 70E plays out using...
by , on September 13, 2009
“The safety inspection revealed 10 serious and six repeat violations with proposed penalties totaling $155,000. Some of the serious safety hazards include various electrical and equipment issues, lack of a spray booth sprinkler system and fire hazards in a spray booth. Some of the repeat violations addressed fall protection deficiencies, improper oxygen cylinder storage and...
by , on September 13, 2009
OSHA proposes $125,000 in fines for Watertown, Mass., manufacturer for electrical, chemical and respirator hazards OSHA has cited Fluid Management Systems Inc. for 29 alleged willful, serious and other-than-serious violations of safety and health standards at its Watertown, Mass., production plant. The manufacturer of analytical instruments faces a total of $125,000 in proposed penalties, chiefly...
by , on September 12, 2009
Here is a nicely done YouTube for electrical safety Click Here to see the Video
by , on September 12, 2009
Another OSHA fine based in part on electrical safe work practices. Read the story…