by , on November 12, 2013
November 2013 Be sure to check our articles on answering the question “Am I Qualified?” and our new “HOW TO” section onproperly laundering AR/FR garments. Also, don’t miss our Q&A section this month with information on NFPA 70E 2015 and how those changes might affect your PPE decisions. We’d love to hear from you! If...
by , on November 11, 2013
Safety, Health and Environmental Solutions streaming live, right from your computer Join Hugh Hoagland of e-Hazard for the iSHN Virtual Safety Expo on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. He will be speaking on FR / Electrical Safety at 1:15 p.m. What to expect at iSHN Virtual Safety Expo? The iSHN Virtual Expo is a one-stop virtual...
by , on November 8, 2013
A group of power loom workers staged a demonstration after the death of a colleague resulting from an electric shock at work. The protesters were workers at a factory in Qadirabad Chowk in Ghulam Muhammadabad and had stopped working after the incident. During the protest in front of the factory, they chanted slogans disparaging the...
by , on November 6, 2013
An electrical panel exploded in the utility room of a La Jolla, California high-rise apartment building, injuring two workers. One worker sustained serious injuries. The first two floors of the building were evacuated as they were filling with smoke, although the fire was contained to the electrical panel. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque reports...
by , on November 5, 2013
The World Cup qualifying game between Spain and Belarus was played as scheduled on Friday, October 11, 2013 despite an explosion in the Son Moix Stadium in Mallorca. The explosion was located inside a generator at the car park outside of the grounds of the stadium where the game was played. The blast left three...
by , on November 4, 2013
Firefighters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia were forces to fight an electrical fire in 5 minute shift due to the extreme conditions generated by the blaze. 100+ officers from Fire and Resuce NSW using thermal cameras to help them see in the hazardous conditions. The fire moved through 3 levels of a...
by , on November 4, 2013
According to The Wall Street Journal, the National Security Agency (NSA) has suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to hardware at its top-secret Utah Data Center over the past 13 months. Frequent electrical failures are responsible for the setbacks, which have pushed back the facility’s opening by a year. Reports indicate significant difficulty pinpointing the...
by , on November 1, 2013
An employee of U.S. Steel’s Minntac Taconite plant in Mountain Iron, MN suffered serious injuries in an electrical accident on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, reports Jon Malek was injured in an electrical explosion while working on an electrical apparatus. He was airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in...
by , on October 31, 2013
West Fertilizer Co. faces OSHA  fines totaling $118,300 for dozens of serious safety violations. The company’s West, TX plant exploded in April 2013, killing 15 people. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report violations at the plant including: unsafe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate inadequately labeled storage tanks failure to...
by , on October 29, 2013
The Emeryville, CA IKEA store had to be temporarily evacuated on Friday, October 11, 2013 as a precautionary measure after an overloaded electrical panel was discovered by fire officials. An official spokesperson from the Alameda County Fire Department said a report of a fire at the store came in around 11:30 a.m. The fire department...
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