e-Hazard Blog

by , on January 7, 2013
BMC Building Materials and Construction Services Inc. of new Braunfels, TX, has been cited $41k by OSHA for violations exposing workers to electrical and machine guarding hazards.   The serious violations include failing to provide machine guarding while operating saws, ensure that rotating shafts on machines are covered, ensure that electrical wiring is protected and ensure...
by , on January 4, 2013
Worldwide Oilfield Machine BOP Division Inc. of Houston, TX, was cited $71.2k by OSHA for safety violations.  The serious safety violations include failing to provide the required machine guarding on equipment, such as band saws, mills and vertical/horizontal turret lathes, ensure machinery is securely anchored and ensure electrical cords, panels and boxes are not exposed...
by , on January 3, 2013
Bender Enterprises Inc. of Union, NJ, was cited $41.58k by OSHA for electrical hazards at a Fort Lee worksite.  Violations include failing to protect workers from contact with live electrical parts, provide eye and face protection from electric arcs, flashes or flying objects, and provide insulated tools and equipment for workers exposed to energized conductors...
by , on January 3, 2013
A contract worker of W&O Construction Company of Livingston, TN, received a fatal electric shock while working at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant in Knoxville, TN. The worker was standing under overhead electrical wires when he was shocked. A crane with a line dangling from it was near the overhead wires, but authorities have not...
by , on January 3, 2013
Westex has assembled a resource on managing a protective clothing program using video, interactive graphics, and valuable information.  The new interactive book, “The Safety is in the Fabric,” explains arc flash and flash fire hazards, relevant safety standards, and best practices for flame-resistant clothing management.   (Compatible with Apple® iPad® only.) Get the free interactive ebook...
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