e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 4, 2015
Bayer CropScience Limited  and Holmes E & M Services Ltd pled guilty in court and were fined in June 2015 over an electrical burn incident that happened in July 2012. The accident occurred on a Bayer CropScience chemical site . The 29-year-old employee of electrical contractor Holmes E & M Services was installing a power...
by , on September 3, 2015
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 Q.  We supposedly had an incident energy analysis done; however, the majority of our labels indicate Hazard Risk Category level 0 at an 18-inch working distance. After reading your newsletter question, can you even use the term “hazard level” or HRC on the label? Can the level of protection only be defined by terms “PPE...
by , on September 2, 2015
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 Q: Are these [paragraphs] separate or can they be used together? OSHA 1910.269(l)(8)(v) (C)  Arc-rated protection is not necessary for the employee’s head when the employee is wearing head protection meeting § 1910.135 if the estimated incident energy is less than 9 cal/cm2 for exposures involving single-phase arcs in open air or 5 cal/cm2 for...
by , on August 10, 2015
The Western Australian government has banned electrical work on energized equipment in their state. Special exceptions will be allowed in certain cases. The Commerce Minister hopes to have this regulation in effect by early 2016. Three deaths over the last two years sparked the movement to change current WA electrical work standards. One occurred in...
by , on July 31, 2015
Should I tuck the balaclava into the shirt or flash suit to meet OSHA 1910.260 or NFPA 70E? When testing balaclavas with face shields or with goggles, we typically do not tuck them since the act of tucking or not tucking is dependent on the worker and the material it is tucked into. However, best...
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