by , on August 30, 2013
September 2013 Fall is a great time to get things on the schedule that you didn’t get to over the summer. Maybe a refresher course or a new training video? Our 7 Electrical Safety Habits and NFPA 70E Training videos are now available for 2012 NFPA 70E. Check out our upcoming classes and sign up...
by , on August 26, 2013
Read Hugh Hoagland’s article  on the  New ASTM Glove Test Method from the August issue of  Occupational Health & Safety. Excerpt: For years, we have heard the question, “What about gloves in arc flash?” The reason this question wasn’t answered sooner is complicated, but the standard is now available. ASTM F2675-13, Test Method For Determining...
by , on August 26, 2013
Region 2 News Release: 13-1617-NEW/BOS 2013-130 Aug. 20, 2013 ALBANY, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Solve Composites LLC, a maker of Fiberglas-reinforced plastic panels, for recurring and new violations of workplace safety and health standards at its Plattsburgh manufacturing plant. Proposed penalties total $69,244 after OSHA’s...
by , on August 22, 2013
CANTON — Republic Steel  of Canton, OH has received 24 safety violations from OSHA, carrying fines of $1,138,500. OSHA conducted an inspection in October after receiving a formal complaint from the United Steelworkers and found various  hazards in the plant’s melt shop. Among the willful violations were: lack of fall protection missing and damaged guardrails...
by , on August 21, 2013
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by , on August 20, 2013
All federal agencies will be required to submit their injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics every year, according to a final rule on record keeping announced on Aug. 2 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “This change provides OSHA an opportunity to collect injury and illness data from all federal...
by , on August 19, 2013
A few thousand people had gathered around the 1,000-foot perimeter to watch the controlled demolition of a steam power plant owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in  Bakersfield, California power plant when flying debris hit several spectators. One unidentified man sustained a severed leg injury while four other spectators were also injured. According to...
by , on August 19, 2013
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by , on August 16, 2013
A FAST-FOOD chain has been fined £12,000 after one of its employees was given an electric shock on the job. The shock occurred when the employee went to the lower level of the building and where flood water was electrically charged due to a live air conditioning unit on the ground that should have been...
by , on August 14, 2013
Warning: Article includes Graphic content that might be disturbing to viewers The Bangkok Post shares an interesting story about a young man who received severe injuries, resulting in three amputations, from a high-voltage electric shock. The article is a good reminder of the importance of
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