e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 15, 2010
Worker is wearing leather gloves (no rubbers can be seen).  Looks like cotton work clothing but some Argentinian workers are wearing arc rated.  No arc flash signs seen either.  He’s working from what appears to be an insulated ladder. Click here to see the flash video.
by , on September 15, 2010
Not too many weeks before the new OSHA 20 ft. rule for cranes and derricks, a “nice guy” dies from something “you never think about” a witness said.  Well this is why the law changed.  The 10 ft. rule didn’t work well enough.  Hope we can help to educate everyone that powerlines kill and they...
by , on September 15, 2010
This too common place incident is often caused by sweat and inadequate PPE.  The attic contains so many sources of electicity and often they are hidden. In older homes they may be totally uninsulated and it is a common place for poor electricians to cut corners and not seal things properly leaving a booby trap...
by , on September 15, 2010
This fatality is a common type of an uncommon occurence.  In the old days most utilities would have a death annually during storm restoration but with OSHA 1910.269 and common utility safety methods this is more a thing of the past. Click Here to Read the News Article.
by , on September 15, 2010
Heart attack determined to be electrocution?  This is very common.  Before most areas performed autopsies on workplace fatalities this happened all the time.  Some of those who perform autopsies today don’t know and wrongly conclude heart attack.  Wonder if there has been a study on this one? Most of these incidents are prevented by following...