e-Hazard Blog

by , on November 20, 2017
three people sitting at table discussing plans
Question: The new requirement for the Job Safety Plan is that it needs to be documented. How long are we required to keep this documentation? For the duration of the job? Monthly? Answer: NFPA 70E – 2018® requires that the Job Safety Plan (JSP) be documented. In order to understand the duration of the documentation...
by , on November 14, 2017
Three recent events have spurred me to write a little about sharing incident investigations. OSHA delayed its rule on web-based incident reporting. This could greatly increase the information on accident data to mine for tweaking regulations and for company’s best practice outcomes. The IEEE-ESW Construction Electrical Safety Workshop kicked off in Washington, DC provoked a...
by , on October 30, 2017
A 21-year-old worker came in contact with power lines while doing construction work at a Pittsburgh residence. According to a news report, he fell off scaffolding after making contact with the lines. He was pronounced dead at a Pittsburgh hospital. His employer, Ski Masonry, has been given two willful and five serious citations by OSHA;...
by , on October 5, 2017
metal manufacturing building, blue sky
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...
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