“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, our … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

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“Put Your NFPA NEC Knowledge To The Test With The Free NEC Challenge App”

Electrical professionals, you’re invited to put your NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) knowledge to the test with NFPA’s new NEC Challenge app! The NEC Challenge App is compatible with any Apple or Android product and is available on Google Play, as well. The best thing about it? The app is free! Want to take … Continue reading “Put Your NFPA NEC Knowledge To The Test With The Free NEC Challenge App”

Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

“NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

The second draft meeting for NFPA 70E was held in Salt Lake City on July 18th through July 21st. There were 173 public comments acted on at the meeting. There are a few proposed changes to the standard that were acted upon that may garner the most attention. NOTE:  The official position of the committee … Continue reading “NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

“The Top 5 Sections Cited of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2015”

The Top 10 list of OSHA’s most-frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2015 may look similar to last year’s, but change is happening behind the scenes. One year ago, OSHA began collecting additional data from employers on amputations and hospitalizations; the resulting information has led to the agency “engaging with every employer” involved in the … Continue reading “The Top 5 Sections Cited of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2015”

“Safety Photo of the Day” – June 20, 2015

  

“Safety Photos of the Day” – 12-16-2014

Talk About "Walking the Plank"........ I hope That's Not An Electrical Connection????  Feet? No, They're Not A Proper Ground!

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electrical Power Generation Safety

Release: 14-547-NAT Date: April 1, 2014 Contact: Lauren North Phone: 202-693-4655 Email: north.lauren.a   OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it would be issuing a final rule* to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electrical Power Generation Safety

Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

Electrical Safety - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Electrical Safety. ... Electrical Safety. Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death). Assume that all overhead wires are energized at ... Safety and Health Topics | Electrical - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters

Concerns over electrocution and a lack of roof access hampered firefighting efforts at Dietz & Watson blaze By Vince Lattanzio |  Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 Firefighters battling the massive 11-alarm blaze at the Dietz & Watson distribution center in South Jersey faced an unlikely foe during the fight -- solar panels. A solar array with … Continue reading Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters

Arc Flash Regulations Overview

  New Regulations, NEC Labeling Requirement OSHA is now citing and fining employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash. For guidelines on best practices for protecting employees, OSHA refers employers to the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E standard, "Standard For Electrical Safety In the Workplace." The NFPA 70E 2012 edition instructs … Continue reading Arc Flash Regulations Overview

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – March 20, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News   Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 03/18/2013   Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities   Puppeteer teaches fire safety with help from his friends (Pennsylvania) Kingsport … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – March 20, 2013

OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash

This is probably the second most-viewed arc flash video online. It shows three workers working in the open door of an exterior electrical substation when an arc flash occurs. They all sustained burns—one was very serious. Read more about this story here. This video shows the supervised re-energizing of a switchgear box that led to … Continue reading OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash

Holiday Safety – “Take A Second To Be Safe!”

Be On The Safe Side This Season: Top 10 Tips for Safer Holidays With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it seems that there’s never enough time to get everything done. Choosing Christmas Lights: Think LED and Look for UL More than one hundred million decorative lights are sold in the United States in … Continue reading Holiday Safety – “Take A Second To Be Safe!”

Energizer Recalls 260,000 Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2012 Release #12-253 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 383-7323 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Energizer Recalls Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a … Continue reading Energizer Recalls 260,000 Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target