Soldream Inc. faces more than $59K in proposed fines for multiple safety, health violations
November 25, 2014
What began as a fire in a titanium dust collection system at a precision machining shop in Vernon resulted in OSHA identifying and citing 20 safety and health violations at Soldream Inc. Proposed fines total $59,290.
A longtime employee at Accurate Box Co., Inc. in Paterson, N.J. sustained severe internal injuries after entering a die cutting machine to do maintenance – and being crushed when the machine was activated by another employee who was unaware that the victim was inside.
The Nine Steps of Arc Flash Hazard Analysis: Section 4 of IEEE 1584-2002, Guide for Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, states that the results of the arc flash hazard analysis are used to "identify the flash-protection boundary and the incident energy at assigned working distances throughout any position or level in the overall electrical system."
A U.S. Chemical Safety Board go-team has not yet been able to access the portion of DuPont’s La Porte, Texas chemical plant where a release of methyl mercaptan killed four workers early Saturday morning.
From OSHA’s final rule for electric power generation, transmission and distribution. OSHA standard Paragraph (l)(8)(i) of § 1910.269 requires the employer to assess the workplace to identify employees exposed to hazards from flames or from electric arcs. This provision ensures that the employer evaluates employee exposure to flames and electric arcs so that employees who face such exposures receive the required protection.
A seven person go-team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) begins work this morning at the LaPorte DuPont plant near Houston, trying to determine what caused the toxic chemical leak that killed four workers and sent another to the hospital early Sunday morning.
Numerous arc flash burn injuries and deaths are caused each year by arc-flash explosions. Arc flashes present numerous dangers to electrical workers due to the extremely intense high-level heat generated in an arc flash and the pressure wave from an arc blast incident.