A year after an accident that left nine employees seriously injured, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to improve safety for its workers, in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Power generation, transmission and distribution organizations must soon make major changes to maintain electrical safety compliance
April 30, 2015
Safety requirements are getting stricter due to updates to the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (1926 subpart V) standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A manufacturer of custom-sized resin balls used in the petroleum industry exposed its employees to a breathtaking array of hazards, according to OSHA, which has leveled 48 violations and $105,200 in fines against A. Hyatt Ball Co., Inc. in Fort Edward, New York.
A welder died because Metal Shredders of Miamisburg, Ohio failed to protect him from an energized electrical line while he was cutting a metal roof off an industrial transformer substation, according to OSHA, which initiated an investigation at the company’s facility after the worker’s death.
An investigation by OSHA has determined that management of the Union Pacific Railroad added insult to injury when it blamed a worker in Roseville who was hurt on the job for his injury and then retaliated against him for reporting the injury in February 2011.