by , on March 1, 2013
Norfab Corporation of Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of FR fabrics used in the preparation one of the lightest weight, 40 cal NFPA 70E HRC Level 4 compliant electric arc protective suits currently on the market. These specially engineered, inherently flame resistant fabrics and systems offer the wearer lightweight comfort and superior performance and value...
by , on February 20, 2013
The final report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has been released regarding an electric arc furnace explosion that killed two workers and injured two others at Carbide Industries in Louisville, KY in March of 2011.  According to the final report, the accident resulted from the company’s failure to investigate other, less critical explosive...
by , on February 8, 2013
From time to time we receive questions/comments on published articles. One such case is an email from a “concerned worker” in reference to an article posted on the OH&S website in 2011 regarding the importance of PPE and it’s proper usage. I wanted to thank you for your article from 2011. You mentioned in your...
by , on February 6, 2013
It was “lights out” on the field at Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans. Attributed to an undetermined “abnormality” in the Superdome’s power system, the outage was “an embarrassment for New Orleans, which was hosting its first Super Bowl since 2002 and was eager to show off how it has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina.”...
by , on January 30, 2013
According to an OSHA Regional News Release dated January 17, 2013, OSHA has issued “seven notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions found at the Battle Creek Veterans Administration Medical Center, following a safety inspection conducted in July as part of OSHA’s Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program.” Among the 7 notices were 3 repeat violations,...
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