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by , on November 28, 2011
Milk Specialties Co. (MSC) has refused to provide OSHA access to an internal report of an alleged combustible dust explosion that occurred in August,2011.  OSHA had a subpoena issued to help determine it employees were exposed to dust hazards.  The company contends that providing the report would violate attorney-client privilege Click here to read more about...
by , on November 28, 2011
At the National Safety Council this year, Ansell hosted a training event on arc flash with Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear.com and e-Hazard.com.  Hugh is the foremost researcher in arc flash and PPE and sits on IEC 61482, ASTM F18 & F23, ANSI 107, CSA Z462, CSA Z96 and works with NFPA 70E on taskforces.  Hugh discussed...
by , on November 28, 2011
ESA commissioned a major study on arc flash contaminants.  The full paper will be offered at the IEEE-ESW but a preview of the study is shown here. Hugh Hoagland, arc flash safety expert from e-Hazard.com and ArcWear.com did the study.  Hugh and his partners work on NFPA 70E and do arc flash training and offer...
by , on November 28, 2011
A UW-Madison electrician was electrocuted while working on repairs at a university building. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services investigated and cited three safety code violations related to the incident  The University did not complete hazard assessments and did not train employees based on assessments. In addition, the electrician had not received training on how to...
by , on November 24, 2011
No faceshield.  Probably had arc rated clothing.  Many HV arc flashes will ignite non-arc rated clothing.  The workers were in an HV panel.  Two subcontractors were injured, one rather severely.   http://www.emsworld.com/news/10454123/mass-workers-injured-by-electrical-explosion
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