by , on October 5, 2017
OSHA responded to four separate reports of worker injuries at BWAY Corporation in Chicago, IL. After OSHA completed their investigations, BWAY was fined $503,380 for five repeated and five serious violations. The repeat violations include failure to train employees on lockout/tagout procedures, and inadequate machine guarding. The five serious citations involve failing to lockout equipment...
by , on September 28, 2017
electric shock drowning boat picture
We want to remind everyone of the dangers of electric shock drowning. Boating and swimming are popular recreational activities, and most people are familiar with looking out for typical outdoor hazards: shallow waters, rocky areas, snakes and other wildlife, etc. But how many think about possible electrical hazards? A popular place to swim is near...
by , on September 21, 2017
One of our jobs at e-Hazard is to consult with others concerning electrical safety requirements, ranging from specific training required by OSHA to NFPA 70E®-compliant annual supervisory audit programs. We strive to answer these in-the-moment questions with one of our on-staff electrical experts. (No “press 1 to speak to a human” here at e-Hazard!) A...
by , on September 14, 2017
Recently published in the September/October 2017 issue of Incident Prevention Magazine is an article I co-authored with Arcwear’s PPE Project Manager, Stacy Klausing, Secondary FR Garments: Practical Solutions for Protection. Read the complete article to find out more about disposable garments, a new ANSI/ISEA standard in the works, and what you need to do to...
by , on September 5, 2017
Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Without their creativity and productivity, companies would suffer and eventually fail. There are many ways an employer can support and encourage employees to be creative and productive, and foremost on that list would be providing a good electrical safety training program.¹ The quality of training provided to employees can make...
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