e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 18, 2013
Two United Launch Alliance personnel working at Vandenberg Air Force Base were rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Saturday morning, March 9, 2013,  with serious injuries caused by an arc flash. The base hasn’t released any more information on the incident. Word at the IEEE-ESW is that the workers were working in a cubicle with...
by , on March 6, 2013
In This Issue Burn Up the Myth New Team Member OSHA Fines Electrical Safety News New appointment by US National Committee of the IEC OSHA Webinar Norfab Corporation Governor’s Safety and Health Conference Arc Flash Training Forum ISHN Magazine Article Train the Trainer Class Arc Test Dates Combustible Dust Standard UPDATE: ASTM standards and Work...
by , on March 6, 2013
NFPA has a new way to make public comments.  They are done electronically and with a new format. Here is the page to help with understanding how to make a public comment to an NFPA 70E proposal. To comment on NFPA 70E Proposals for 2015 cycle, click here. Give the committee your the input!
by , on March 5, 2013
OSHA has cited Watco Mechanical Services, Jordan General Contractors Inc. and JP Electric after a combustible dust flash fire claimed the lives of two workers at a Hockley work site. Proposed penalties for the three companies total $119,840. Employees were cutting metal with a torch when a fire broke out, killing two workers employed by...
by , on March 5, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Landes Foods LLC with six safety and health violations, including four repeat violations, after an August follow-up inspection found workers were continuing to be exposed to workplace hazards at the company’s tortilla manufacturing facility on Hines Place in Dallas. Proposed penalties total $129,500....
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