e-Hazard Blog

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 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...
by , on August 22, 2017
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Q: Do we need arc rated protection or shock protection (like rubber gloves or arc rated gloves) when switching inside industrial panelboards similar to the ones we have at home (e.g. 120V)? A:  It really depends on the individual situation. What are the most common operations on 120V panelboards (fed from transformers that are generally...
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