by , on November 28, 2011
Milk Specialties Co. (MSC) has refused to provide OSHA access to an internal report of an alleged combustible dust explosion that occurred in August,2011.  OSHA had a subpoena issued to help determine it employees were exposed to dust hazards.  The company contends that providing the report would violate attorney-client privilege Click here to read more about...
by , on November 28, 2011
At the National Safety Council this year, Ansell hosted a training event on arc flash with Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear.com and e-Hazard.com.  Hugh is the foremost researcher in arc flash and PPE and sits on IEC 61482, ASTM F18 & F23, ANSI 107, CSA Z462, CSA Z96 and works with NFPA 70E on taskforces.  Hugh discussed...
by , on November 28, 2011
ESA commissioned a major study on arc flash contaminants.  The full paper will be offered at the IEEE-ESW but a preview of the study is shown here. Hugh Hoagland, arc flash safety expert from e-Hazard.com and ArcWear.com did the study.  Hugh and his partners work on NFPA 70E and do arc flash training and offer...
by , on November 28, 2011
A UW-Madison electrician was electrocuted while working on repairs at a university building. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services investigated and cited three safety code violations related to the incident  The University did not complete hazard assessments and did not train employees based on assessments. In addition, the electrician had not received training on how to...
by , on November 24, 2011
No faceshield.  Probably had arc rated clothing.  Many HV arc flashes will ignite non-arc rated clothing.  The workers were in an HV panel.  Two subcontractors were injured, one rather severely.   http://www.emsworld.com/news/10454123/mass-workers-injured-by-electrical-explosion
by , on October 28, 2011
In This Issue September Survey Results: Written Electrical Safety Program October Survey: Arc Flash Incident? Race for the Cure! ANSI Approval of ISEA 207-2011 ASTM Standards News ICUEE Article: 5 PPE Challenges from 2012 Standards NETA News NFPA 70E 2012 Update OSHA Fines this Month Tasmania & NFPA 70E Burn Up the Myth: Arc Rated...
by , on October 1, 2011
Two electrical incidents in different areas of Alberta resulted in the deaths of two electrical workers. One was killed while installing cables near Ft. McMurray.  The second occurred in Southwest Alberta while working on a power transmission project. Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety department says a 34-year-old electrical foreman died yesterday morning while installing cables...
by , on October 1, 2011
A firm in the UK was ordered by the Health and Safety Executive to pay £30,000 after two workers were burned in an electrical incident.  The workers were electrocuted while working on a dockside crane.  A maintenance worker was asked to investigate a power failure on the crane even though he was not a trained...
by , on October 1, 2011
The employee was working as a subcontractor at a construction site when the incident occurred.    The explosion was caused when a main electrical supply cable to the site was cut during its removal.  A 415 volt three-phase temporary supply had been provided to the site. The Court heard that the worker approached his supervisor to explain that the electrical...
by , on October 1, 2011
The two men, who were working for a geotechnical drilling company, where using a penetrometer to test soil density when the penetrometer came into contact with a 6600-volt cable what was buried about 60cm below the surface. One employee suffered burns to his legs and up his front and  the more seriously injured man received burns to ~10%...
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