e-Hazard Blog

by , on July 3, 2014
An overhead line broke causing the suspension of tram services between Trafford and Didsbury in the UK on May 16, 2014. The break resulted from an electrical arc as reported by passengers on board. Additionally, the tram swayed wildly during the incident. Service on the line was suspended for several hours while the incident was...
by , on July 1, 2014
May 29, 2014 Mr. Hugh Hoagland Arcwear 13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd, Suite G Meadowbrook Farm, KY 40223   Dear Hugh, ASTM Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers would like to thank you for your generous donation to the 40th Anniversary Celebration. It is through the support of members like you that make ASTM...
by , on July 1, 2014
A transformer reportedly blew up, causing an explosion at Trantech Radiator Products in Edgefield County, SC on Monday, June 9, 2014. The explosion caused three workers in the warehouse to receive third degree burns over most of their bodies. A fellow worker reported it was “a large electrical arc” ultimately causing the workers’ injuries according...
by , on June 27, 2014
A pioneer for women in science, Stephanie Kwolek passed away on June 18, 2014. Kwolek is credited with the invention of  Kevlar in 1965. Kevlar,  is the lightweight fiber used to make bulletproof vests and electrical safety gloves, saving thousands of lives. Kwolek worked in the DuPont laboratory for 15 years with no promotions when...
by , on June 25, 2014
OSHA has just announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations. (1910.269) The memorandum indicates OSHA will “accept compliance with the prior version of 29 CR 1910.269 as compliance with revised 29 CFR 19 10.269 and 29 CFR 1926,...
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