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by , on March 28, 2014
Max Martinez, a PG&E employee of five years, died while working for PG&E in an underground vault in Benicia,CA.  Martinez is reported to have been electrocuted while doing work in an underground vault containing 12,000-volt power lines. He was reportedly upgrading a transformer in an underground vault. First responders stated Martinez could not be revived...
by , on March 24, 2014
Changing the Electrical Safety Culture January 26 -30, 2015 · Louisville, Kentucky USA Call for Papers The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee is requesting original, previously unpublished technical paper proposals for oral or poster presentation at the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop to be held January 26-30, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. The IEEE IAS Electrical...
by , on March 20, 2014
Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. has received a citation from OSHA for 11 violations of safety rules.  OSHA is seeking $43,000 in fines related to a 2013 explosion and fire. No deaths occurred in the incident, however a reported lack of protection enabled the fire and subsequent explosion to “occur and spread in a chain reaction...
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...
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