by , on April 21, 2012
Midwest Biofuel LLC of Clinton, WI, was cited for 15 safety & health violations.  Included in the serious violations was failure to use proper electrical equipment in the control room, and correct deficiencies of its hazard analysis and operating procedures. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 4/24/12.
by , on April 12, 2012
James Phillips has written an article on arc-flash hazard calculation studies and the steps involved.  Jim is a top expert in AF calculations and a fellow member of IEEE 1584, Click here to read the article from IAEI Magazine dated 4/4/12.
by , on April 12, 2012
Sign Source USA of Lima, OH, has been cited by OSHA for $67.4k in safety & health violations, including several related to electrical safety:  lack of PPE, failing to require the use of nonconducting headgear, failing to train workers to recognize unsafe electrical practices, and not grounding metal parts in the spray booth. Click here...
by , on April 12, 2012
OSHA has proposed $231k in penalties for Gilster-Mary Lee Corp of Steeleville, IL, where 2 maintenance employees were seriously burned following an explosion within a dust collector while conducting welding operations.  The men were repairing a hole in the side of a metal trough containing a screw conveyor that was leaking granulated sugar within several...
by , on April 12, 2012
Alabama Farmers Cooperative was cited for safety and health violations for exposing workers at its Decatur facility to combustible dust and other hazards.  Included in the violations was failure to reduce the accumulation of, and use approved electrical equipment in the presence of, combustible dust.  Employees were exposed to nuisance dust 1.6 times higher than...
by , on April 12, 2012
Cyclone Drilling Inc. of Bismarck, ND, was cited by OSHA for safety & health violations, with proposed penalties of $65.6k.  Included in the serious violations were failure to provide electrical covers, and repair or replace damaged and improperly strung flexible cords. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 4/10/12.  
by , on April 12, 2012
A sign installation employee in Preston, Victoria, was shocked and seriously burned when the metal rod he was taking off the top of a sign touched an overhead power line, sending 22,000v through his body.  A Worksafe investigation found the company failed to ensure employees had sufficient training when working near powerlines at that particular site.  The investigation also found...
by , on April 12, 2012
Just published in the April 2012 version of ISHN Magazine is my latest article entitled, “What About My Hands?”.  This article addresses the glove issue since the hands are the closest body part to an arc. Click here to read the ISHN article.
by , on April 12, 2012
According to statistics from the Division of Worker’s Compensation of the State Department of Labor and Training,  Rhode Island electricians suffered 3 deaths and 2207 injuries during the 10 year period of 2001-2010.   Rhode Island’s Committee on Occupational Safety and Health indicates that the most common cause of workplace injuries and fatalities is failure to recognize hazards involved; ...
by , on April 12, 2012
Two men who survived arc flash blasts give their personal testimony. Click here to read the article dated 3/20/12.
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