e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 23, 2012
OSHA proposed $178k in penalties to the manufacturer of Chobani Greek Yogurt.  Included in the 34 violations of workplace safety and health standards were failure to train employees in electric safety-related work practices, and lack of PPE for employees working on live electrical equipment. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 3/14/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
From June 2011 – February 2012, 24 employees and contract workers of the Kerala State Electricity Board have died in electrical accidents.  Several died in an explosion in June, 2011, but the remainder lost their lives in various sections across the state.  The Electricity Minister admitted that the number of deaths has been increasing during...
by , on March 23, 2012
Attempting to repair an external flood light, a worker was shocked, burned, and suffered memory loss after touching a live junctionn box.  The contractor and managing director of the firm hired to perform the work were fined for not having protected the worker’s health and safety. Click here to read the article from 3/9/12.
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...
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