e-Hazard Blog

by , on May 18, 2012
Littelfuse’s new EL731 AC/DC Sensitive Earth-Leakage Relay can detect ground currents from 1500 – 0 Hz.   The new relay is ideal for protecting VFDs that may operate at low speeds, during which AC current approaches DC, and can be installed in place of an existing ground fault relay without replacing the current transformer. Click here...
by , on May 18, 2012
A new OSHA directive will guide representatives in communicating with families following a workplace fatality.  This will include contacting the victim’s family to explain the investigation process, timeless, updating, Q&A, and employer citations, if applicable. Click here to read the OSHA Press Release dated 4/17/12.
by , on May 18, 2012
OSHA’s weekly summary of fatalities and catastrophes has been published for the week ending 3/3/12.  The table includes incidents resulting in the hospitalization of 3 or more workers,  and fatalities that appear to be work-related.  OSHA investigates all work-related fatalaties and catastrophes;  once investigation is completed, inspection results and citations will be updated. Click here...
by , on April 30, 2012
Garland Welding of Lowellville, OH, was cited with 30 health and safety violations.  Included in the serious health violations was failure to assess whether existing hazards necessitated PPE.  Additionally, serious safety violations included failure to establish a hazardous energy control program for equipment maintenance, properly inspect powered industrial trucks, inspect cranes annually, remove defective web slings...
by , on April 30, 2012
LRG Framing Inc. of Norcross, GA, has been cited with safety violations, including serious violations of failing to ensure that workers use head protection such as hard hats when exposed to overhead hazards, and remove from use a damaged electrical cord and a powered saw with a deficient guard. The company also lacked a training program to...
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