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by , on April 18, 2016
What is Employer Responsibility? OSHA’s list of employer responsibilities to their workers is not short. To name a few, employers must provide any and all required medical exams and training when required by OSHA, establish or update operating procedures that all workers can read and understand, and make sure employees have and use safe tools...
by , on March 31, 2016
An Arkansas custom door company, Primecraft Doors in Malvern, was given thirty-two OSHA citations, twenty-seven of them serious. The proposed penalties are over $65, 000. Some of the citations are as follows: The employer failed to make sure employees were trained in and understood procedures to shut down energy during times of maintenance. No program...
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...