by , on November 28, 2012
In This Issue Updated 2012 Classes OSHA Fines Burn Up the Myth NFPA 70E Errata 70E-12-1 Arc Test Dates ASTM D1048-12 Standard Alert ASTM Tracking Alert ESW 2013 Registration Race for the Cure Electrical Safety News Train the Trainer Class Sponsor   Revco Industries Sponsor    Youngstown Glove Sponsor  Milliken Amplitude  Sponsor Walls Sponsor Lenzing  Upcoming...
by , on November 28, 2012
Wisconsin Wood Products of Pound, WI, was cited $184.8k by OSHA for alleged health and safety violations, including three repeat safety violations for failing to  periodically inspect energy control procedures and use group lockout devices.  Two other-than-serious safety violations have been cited for using flexible cords instead of fixed wiring and burned damage to metal...
by , on November 28, 2012
Intriguing use of electricity in the medical field…… Scientists have developed underwear with built-in electrodes that deliver small electric shocks to combat bed sores in patients who are in a coma or who have injuries that have immobilised them.   “Smart-e-Pants”, which electrically stimulate the buttock muscles of patients, look like normal boxer shorts and transmit 10-second...
by , on November 28, 2012
Enter the Workplace Safety & Health Challenge to design a tool that demonstrates the importance of recognizing and preventing hazards by helping young workers to understand their rights in the workplace.  A panel of judges that includes Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the co-hosts of the popular Discovery...
by , on November 28, 2012
These are some of the electrical fatalities that have recently occurred & reported as part of: OSHA’s Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report dated 8/18/12: 8/9/12: AAA National USA Inc., Atlanta, GA 30303; Worker died after being struck by lightning while collecting his tools from a roof. 8/16/12: Hammett Electric Inc, Wooster, AK 32218; Worker was electrocuted while...
by , on October 26, 2012
Following an electrical substation explosion in Burgas, Bulgaria, in which several injuries occured  plus apartments and businesses were destroyed, the mayor has introduced an amendment to relocate existing electrical substations in buildings to a safe distance.  The substation exploded soon after EVN Bulgaria employeees replaced a safety fuse in a Burgas electrical substation. Get details from...
by , on October 26, 2012
TFO Tech Co. Ltd of Jeffersonville, OH, was cited by OSHA $51k for safety violations including a lack of guarding for the points of operation on automated mechanical forging presses, not having machine-specific lockout/tagout procedures, a damaged metal guard on a conveyor, inadequate strain relief and insulation for electrical cords, a lack of periodic inspections,...
by , on October 26, 2012
Marglen Industries Inc. of Rome, GA, a recycler of plastic bottles into carpet or food-safety packaging, was cited by OSHA $69.3k for safety violations following the amputation of an employee’s 4 fingers while servicing a dust collector’s airlock system.   The willful violation involved allowing employees to perform service and maintenance on the dust collector’s airlock system...
by , on October 26, 2012
A 45-year-old man working for Pro-Trim, a landscaping company that specializes in tree removal and pruning, was fatally electrocuted while pruning trees near electrical lines in a backyard in Gatineau, Quebec. Get details from the CTV News article dated 10/15/12.
by , on October 26, 2012
Miami Valley Polishing LLC of Piqua, OH, was cited $57.144k for safety & health violations including failure to lock out the energy sources of machinery.  Repeat violations included failure to lock out machinery during servicing; serious violations included not providing strain relief for electrical cords. Read the OSHA News Release dated 10/23/12.
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