e-Hazard Blog

by , on October 5, 2017
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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 5, 2017
Task qualified operator training is an important part of an electrical safety program. 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...
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...
by , on August 22, 2017
Question: Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E? Answer: This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue. ASTM F1506 has NO prescription forbidding metal snaps or zippers. It states in 6.1 that, “closures used in garment construction shall not...
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