e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 18, 2016
A Missouri steel plant owned by St. Louis Cold Drawn has received OSHA citations for 31 safety violations. Some of these violations include inadequate safety guards and electrical hazards. This same company, which manufactures steel bars, lost a worker to electrocution in 2013 and received multiple citations then as well. Some of the citations received in December...
by , on January 28, 2016
Insulated tools provide an added layer of protection for electrical workers who find themselves working within the restricted boundary mentioned in NFPA 70E (130.4(D)). As many electrical personnel are aware of, an electrician who is working in compliance with NFPA 70E cannot be inside of the restricted approach boundary unless all conductive material like jewelry,...
by , on December 29, 2015
RESCO Products, Inc., has been cited by OSHA for the fourth time in two years, most of them electrical citations. The most recent citations incurred fines of just over $40,000. Graphite dust accumulated in several control panels, which were rated as HRC Level 4 arc flash and associated shock hazard. Accumulation of graphite dust provides...
by , on November 30, 2015
metal manufacturing building, blue sky
During an OSHA inspection, United Hospital Supply Corp. received twenty-one citations. About half of the citations were repeat violations. United Hospital Supply Corp., located in New Jersey, received the notice November 19, 2015. The electrical citations include: Openings where conductors entered 4”x4” metal receptacle box were not effectively closed – 1910.305(b)(1)(i) – SERIOUS Electrical equipment...
by , on November 19, 2015
An electrical incident occurred Wednesday at the city center in Plymouth, England, when a worker cut through an energized line. The worker was injured and treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital for “electrical burns to hands and arms”. A spokesperson for Western Power Distribution said, “There was an incident in Cornwall...
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