e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 5, 2013
26 year old Maximiliano Martinez died while working in a 3-by-5-foot, underground electrical vault in Benicia, CA. In a six-month probe of Martinez’s death, Cal/OSHA found nine violations by PG&E of workplace safety laws. The probe concluded that PG&E managers hadn’t conducted a legally required on-site safety briefing for Martinez’s crew before the work started....
by , on March 5, 2013
Two men working at a commercial warehouse in San Jose were seriously burned when an electrical panel exploded. Three men were working on an electrical unit in the back of the building when it suddenly exploded, causing a small fire. One of the workers was critically burned in the blast, while another suffered serious burns...
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...
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