by , on October 1, 2011
The lawsuit, filed by a BPU engineer who has been suspended without pay, alleges “significant safety issues” and cites “arc flash” several times in the complaint.  In the last 16 months, there have been two arc flash incidences involving transmission and distribution workers at BPU. Critical burns were suffered by three electricians in last year’s...
by , on October 1, 2011
OSHA inspectors identified deficiencies in the hazardous energy control program.  This program involves powering down and locking out machines’ power sources to prevent their unintended start up during maintenance.  Lockout procedures were not developed for tasks that resulted in recordable worker injuries, all lockout procedures were not inspected periodically and employees were not trained on lockout procedures....
by , on October 1, 2011
OSHA identified 11 serious violations with  $33,660 in fines that involvd failing to develop lockout/tagout procedures to prevent accidental startup duirng maintenance, provide locks or suitable hardware for the lockout/tagout process, and among others. and Violations also include several electrical hazards, such as damaged equipment, exposed live parts, uncovered openings in cabinets and boxes, and...
by , on October 1, 2011
OSHA found one repeat, and 13 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations for exposing workers to a variety of grain hazards during bulk birdseed handling and packaging operations. The repeat violation involved improper electrical wiring.  Proposed penalties total $62,100. Click here to read about OSHA fines in Colorado Facility
by , on September 27, 2011
In This Issue August Survey Results: Energized Work Permit September Survey: Electrical Safety Program ASTM Standards News ICUEE Article: 5 PPE Challenges from 2012 Standards OSHA Cranes & Derricks Settlement Publish date of NFPA 70E 2012 OSHA Fines this Month Webinar: Arc PPE Changes in NESC and NFPA 70E for 2012 Continuing Education Credits Burn...
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