e-Hazard Blog

by , on June 19, 2013
Question: We have a volunteer Emergency Response Team in the plant trained in fire fighting, rescue and HazMat.  Twenty four of the 75 members are EMT and they are available at all shifts. If needed, our team can respond within a very short time. With the availability of trained emergency personnel, do we need to...
by , on June 18, 2013
A Portsmouth, NH Automotive repair and tire chain faces more than $221,000 in fines for alleged willful, repeat and serious workplace safety violations. The proposed penalty for the willful violation is $60,500 from workers who were exposed to potential electric shock from exposed, energized wires in a restroom. OSHA found that the company did not...
by , on June 17, 2013
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Q: Has NFPA published any position on PESD’s (Permanent Electrical Safety Devices) or can you get them to address (it) in the future? (John L., with the KY Labor Department asked this question.) A: Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESD) are often purported to eliminate the need for PPE and some companies believe they can be...
by , on June 17, 2013
Electric Safety Compliance Specialist, Senior — Central Valley Region Requisition # 51184961 Sr. Electric Safety Compliance Specialists will serve as subject matter experts (SME) on electrical and industrial safety and health regulations, policies, standards, and programs in order to determine and ensure EDO regulatory compliance. The compliance arm of the Electric Field Safety organization will...
by , on June 14, 2013
OSHA has cited RWS Manufacturing Inc. for a total of 28 alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its Queensbury manufacturing plant. The company, which makes wood shavings for animal bedding, faces a total of $233,870 in proposed fines… In total, RWS was issued two willful citations with $107,800...
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