e-Hazard Blog

by , on February 10, 2015
Having a formal electrical safety policy in place and following through with it are necessary steps in preventing tragic deaths such as the one that occurred in Bunbury, Western Australia, back in 2013. This year the judge ruled the qualified electrician’s actions as  “careless” and that he made “erroneous decisions” during the job where 18-year-old...
by , on February 5, 2015
The newest edition of the CSA Z1000 is now available. Per the CSA Z462, it is recommended that you use the CSAZ1000 for your electrical safety management systems. Canada’s National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management – CSA Z1000 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems has been designed to help organizations improve their occupational...
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...
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