Facility Safety

Ohio company fined $139,000 for inadequate LO/TO, other hazards

May 22, 2014

A manufacturer of industrial machinery has been cited for repeatedly exposing workers to amputation and other serious hazards at its Hudson, Ohio facility.

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When to use safety tags and what they should contain

May 21, 2014

OSHA defines a Tag as a device made of card, paper, pasteboard, plastic or other material used to identify a hazardous condition. OSHA’s standard 1910.145(a)(1) specifies that tags should be used to prevent accidental injury or illness to employees who are exposed to hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions, equipment or operations which are out of the ordinary, unexpected or not readily apparent.

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Arc flash incidents: The annual toll in the U.S.

May 21, 2014

It is a widely held belief that an arc flash incident is rare. Not so. Check out these statistics compiled from various sources and pertaining to arc flash incidents in the U.S.:

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Do you – and your workers – understand the new GHS labels?

Label deadline will take effect next year
May 20, 2014

As of December 1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to ship products using old labels. Instead, they must be in compliance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) regulations incorporated into the Hazard Communications standard published by OSHA in 2012. Among the changes: new GHS labels.

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LOTO keeps workers safe when energy is hazardous

May 20, 2014

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees.

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The destructive power of an arc flash

May 19, 2014

An arc flash occurs during a fault, or short circuit condition, which passes through as arc gap. The flash can be initiated through accidental contact, equipment which is underrated for the available short circuit current, contamination or tracking over insulated surfaces, deterioration or corrosion of equipment and, or parts, and other causes.

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Turkish mine accident kills hundreds

May 14, 2014

Turkish officials have revised the death toll from Tuesday's mine disaster upward, to an estimated 300 people, with 18 miners are still trapped beneath the surface.

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ESFI and NFPA to host live national Electrical Safety Month Twitter chat today

May 14, 2014

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is getting social today with their first ever National Electrical Safety Month Twitter chat, which ESFI is cohosting with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Serious injury alerts OSHA to serious workplace hazards

American Plant Food Corp. in Texas f acing $181,000 in fines
May 14, 2014

An Austin, Texas fertilizer company that was inspected after a worker's leg was entangled in an auger was cited for 12 violations, including failing to ensure adequate safeguards were in place to prevent workers from coming into contact with the auger during servicing and maintenance.

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Still at it: Company continues to expose workers to amputations after 2013 tragedy

May 13, 2014

A follow-up inspection by OSHA at San Cast Inc. found workers still exposed to amputation and fall hazards at the Coshocton, Ohio, casting and foundry facility – despite previous citations stemming from a leg amputation suffered by a worker in June of 2013. OSHA has issued 17 additional violations, carrying proposed penalties of $155,900 as a result of the November 2013 inspection.

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ASSEâ??s Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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