e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 8, 2015
OSHA released its “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards” last October. Sometimes it is good to revisit a topic to determine if improvements have been made, or if more work needs to be done.  Looking at the safety violations that were cited most often can reveal an industry’s strengths and weaknesses. While the Top 10...
by , on March 6, 2015
A Dayton warehouse faces $63,000 in fines after an electrocution incident that occurred last September. As reported on MyCentralJersey.com, a worker of the warehouse at 15 Thatcher Road had to be resuscitated after getting electrocuted by the conveyer system.   Although he was hospitalized, he was later released to recover from home. Several violations were found...
by , on March 5, 2015
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“The emphasis on personal injury and lost work-time data obscures the bigger picture: that companies need to develop indicators that give them realistic information about their potential for catastrophic accidents. How safety is measured and managed is at the very core of accident prevention. If companies are not measuring safety performance effectively and using those...
by , on March 3, 2015
As a reviewer of this study, I think the issue of off-gas from mod-acrylic containing materials (there are many of them) causing injury has been laid to rest. Long ago a scientist who did an early smoke study using many materials concluded to me in private that all smoke is bad, but he didn’t believe...
by , on March 2, 2015
Listen and watch this. Any electrical safety professional will feel for the employee and the fellow workers but as others said, “They are blaming the victim”.   This is a safety case study in how NFPA 70E, proper electrical safety training and proper PPE can totally save lives.  NFPA 70E has three safeguards in place...
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