by , on March 19, 2014
Propane company, Blue Rhino is challenging the findings of the OSHA investigation following the July 2013 incident at the Taveres, Florida plant. The company received 26 safety violations, 20 considered “serious” from OSHA investigators.  The violations include “failure to train workers and exposing them to fire and explosion hazards during the process of refurbishing and...
by , on March 19, 2014
Attention:  CESCP candidates If you are interested in becoming a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, e-Hazard courses may help you get there. The NFPA’s CESCP certification program, announced in October, offers electrical professionals an impressive credential which documents their knowledge of NFPA 70E and proves their commitment to safety.  The program’s goal is to encourage...
by , on March 18, 2014
Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC of Findlay, OH received multiple citations from OSHA for nine  safety and health violations. A settlement agreement has been reached in an effort to resolve the citations and the company will pay penalties of $81,450. According to the press release issued from OSHA, “Pressed Paperboard Technologies has a responsibility to protect...
by , on March 18, 2014
Description The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a critical component of any electrical safety program, and yet proper PPE use often is overlooked, diminished, or simply disregarded by electrical workers in manufacturing. Plant Engineering presented this Webcast on December 5th that discussed the importance of PPE to mitigate arc flash dangers and...
by , on March 14, 2014
A paper written by Zarheer Jooma and Hugh Hoagland is featured in the March/April issue of HSME Magazine. The paper, Bridging the Protection Abyss: Arc Rated Gloves and The New ASTM Test Method, discusses a new glove protection standard and include advances by international standards committees.
by , on March 13, 2014
Citations were issued to the City of Sibley Electric Department, Timewell, and Current Electric of Sibley regarding an arc flash explosion last July in Sibley, Iowa. The IOWA division of OSHA has cited the parties for the incident caused when workers were switching over electric lines. Five people were taken to the hospital after the...
by , on March 10, 2014
March 2014 e-Hazard enjoyed participating in the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop 2014 in San Diego, CA. Take a moment to look through our photo gallery from the event. Thanks to Anthony Capkun of  Electrical Business Magazine for sharing his photos with us. More highlights...  See the FULL e-Hazard IEEE ESW 2014 Photo Gallery  We...
by , on March 6, 2014
Electrician Michael Hemond was electrocuted while working at Richford electrical substation in September of 2006. He remembers looking at a switching component in the facility and then was knocked to the ground. The electrocution resulted in the lose of the lower half of both his legs and various other injuries. Hemond is suing Frontier Communications...
by , on March 5, 2014
NEW SOUTH WALES – WORKCOVER, an online publication of NSW Government, has released an excellent article on the importance of safety when working around electricity and power lines. Citing multiple incidents, including a fatality, the article emphasized the importance that businesses and employees should place on safety in an electrically charged work environment. A recent...
by , on March 4, 2014
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