by , on March 23, 2012
In 2012, OSHA will be targeting the wind-energy industry with one of its National Emphasis Programs (NEP) due to several arc-flash events associated with wind turbines.  OSHA reports 32 arc-flash accident investigations that occurred in 2009 at wind farms. Click here to read the article dated 3/13/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
OSHA has proposed $47.6k in penalties to International Stone, Inc., of Woburn, MA, for 11 workplace safety  violations.  Included are:  unapproved electrical equipment and outlets used in wet locations, blocked access to circuit breakers,  ungrounded, spliced and misused extension cords, and worn out and illegible control buttons for a crane used to lift and move slabs of marble...
by , on March 23, 2012
Contacting high voltage power lines was the probable cause of the fire that destroyed a truck that was dumping a trailer load of sand at American Water Company in Pekin, IL.  The driver was not aware of the contact, but only heard several pops as the tires blew.  He leaped from the cab and was...
by , on March 23, 2012
A free PDF copy by Cooper Crouse-Hinds of “Principles of Explosion-Protection” is available for downloading from their website.  This free guide is aimed at plant owners, engineers, and senior managers responsible for health and safety. Click here to access the Cooper Crouse-Hinds website.
by , on March 23, 2012
A Vermont Electric Cooperative employee was killed when he fell & became entagled in electrical lines while performing routine maintenance. Click here to read the article from 3/21/12.
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