HIGHLIGHTS What's New New OSHA schedules informal hearing on proposed extension of crane operator certification deadline. OSHA News Release [4/15/2014] New OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction [3/19/14] New No more falling workers: OSHA focuses on protecting cell tower employees after increase in worksite fatalities. OSHA News Release, (2014 Feb. 11) … Continue reading “Shake Hands With Danger” – “Caterpillar Construction Safety Video – 1970”
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
If OSHA came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector might ask to see? The answer is . . . your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan up for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all the required written … Continue reading Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?
What's wrong with this picture??? Electrical Safety Introduction Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Others, such as office workers and sales people, work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to electrical hazards. Electricity has … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Electrical Safety Is Vitally Important!
A promotional message from EHS Today announcing a new webinar. Free Live Webinar Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Duration: 60 Minutes _Join us for this EHS Today Webinar Implementing NFPA 70E for Arc Flash Safety Register now for this free live webinar The practical application of NFPA 70E to real-world electrical … Continue reading Free Live Webinar: Implementing NFPA 70E for Arc Flash Safety – March 8th @ 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
When it comes to electrical safety, OSHA standards can be technical and confusing. What requirements do safety managers need to know? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what OSHA is training its inspectors to look for during an inspection that includes electrical safety, including surprising new areas of emphasis based on national OSHA directives? … Continue reading What OSHA Expects: The Electrical & Arc Flash Safety Questions OSHA Will Ask During an Investigation
On Oct. 5, OSHA revealed the top 10 most cited violations in fiscal year 2010 during a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, highlighting the agency’s enforcement efforts for fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety and more. Thomas Galassi, director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, shared … Continue reading National Safety Council: OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations