by , on February 4, 2015
In El Paso, Texas, Plastic Molding Technology Inc. faces $47,000 in fines due to failure of developing procedures for properly isolating the energy source of equipment to prevent equipment from moving while workers performed maintenance. They were failing to perform mandatory inspections of their lockout/tagout program and their electrical equipment wasn’t properly maintained or installed....
by , on February 4, 2015
Employees at Expedited Services LLC’s warehouse in New Jersey were exposed to tangled extension cords and overloaded power outlets that were in wet locations.  These were only a few of the electrical safety violations.  Training all workers on the basics of electrical safety in the workplace can help management eliminate these hazards with the worker’s help....
by , on February 4, 2015
I’m pretty excited that my neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the biggest geothermal residential community constructed in the US at “Louisville’s first Traditional Neighborhood Development”, known as Norton Commons. On January 27th, they announced that they have plans to develop the biggest 100% geothermal energy residential community in the United States of America within...
by , on January 21, 2015
The 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E is now open for public input and anyone can make a proposal to improve the standard. The committee deals with EVERY proposal, so putting your suggestions in the correct format will help you to get results. The most important thing is to give alternative language, just as it...
by , on January 19, 2015
Auto parts supplier Saehaesung Alabama Inc. has been cited for $102,000. After recieving two different inspections at it’s LaFayette and Andalusia facilities, OSHA had seen that the company was exposing workers to electrical, stuck-by, and amputation hazards. The LaFayette plant has also received a citation for exposing workers to electric shock hazards by not protecting them from damaged wiring...
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