by , on February 4, 2015

In El Paso, Texas, Plastic Molding Technology Inc. faces $47,000 in fines due to failure of developing procedures for properly isolating the energy source of equipment to prevent equipment from moving while workers performed maintenance. They were failing to perform mandatory inspections of their lockout/tagout program and their electrical equipment wasn’t properly maintained or installed.  Also, a conveyor was not grounded effectively which could have led to workers being electrocuted.  Many states do not require commercial electricians to be licensed so some really do not understand proper wiring techniques and the electrical code even though it is required by law. Training in commercial portions of the NEC is critical for commercial electrical contractors and site electrical maintenance staff.

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Hugh Hoagland
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