Employees at a San Francisco UPS facility fled in terror yesterday morning screaming, “Shooter! Shooter!” as a gunman opened fire, killing three people and wounding two others before turning the weapon on himself as police closed in.
Arc flash generally refers to the dangerous exposure to thermal energy released by an arcing fault on an electrical power system. In recent years, arc flash hazards have become a prominent safety issue in many industries.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission undertook a special inspection at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant to assess the failure of a safety-related electrical bus that resulted in the plant declaring an alert.
At least one worker was killed and a dozen injured when a corn mill exploded and burned in Wisconsin last night night, according to news sources. At last report, a search was being conducted for two employees who were missing.
The small town of Ovid rests in the far northeast corner of Colorado near the Nebraska border. The town retains a significant historical landmark: the gleaming white storage silos containing beet sugar from what once was the Great Western Sugar Company’s finest factory.
There can be serious consequences to using standard paper labels in an industrial setting. For example, exposure to moisture, abrasion, chemicals, heat, and even sunlight can lead to torn, smeared, discolored, unreadable labels, or labels that fall off.
Welders are generally well-versed in the face shields, ear plugs, respirators and protective clothing required by 29 CFR 1910, but the guards and barricades also required by this standard are often misunderstood and underutilized.
Safety managers know the importance of correctly using eyewashes and safety showers to flush hazardous substances from one's eyes, face or body. They also know the true test of any safety program hinges on the level of a facility's preparedness before an emergency strikes.