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Two NYC fires in two days caused by overloaded power strips

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In the wake of two Manhattan fires that occurred within two days - leaving one person dead and another seriously burned -- the Eletrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is reminding the public about the dangers of overloaded circuits and improper power cord use.


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OSHA’s temporary enforcement policy on power line work & electrical protective equipment ends October 31

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In June, 2014, OSHA issued a memorandum to its ten regional administrators that established a temporary enforcement policy for: 29 CFR 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V.


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Are arc flash warning signs required by OSHA?

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A letter to OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) regarding the agency's requirements and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70E-2004, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, posed the following question:


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How to conduct electrical hazard risk assessments

By Dennis Neitzel
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Safety assessments of electrical equipment and systems should be a planned and scheduled event to help ensure a safe and reliable electrical system.


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"It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life"

Video puts a human face on arc flash danger
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A moving video posted on YouTube by friends of Eddie Adams describes how the Elkin, North Carolina electrician lost his life in an arc flash incident – and how his loss impacted his family, friends and co-workers. Adams died from the explosion of a 2300 volt starter.


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OSHA reveals most citations for collision repair industry

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Respiratory protection violations were at the top of a recently-published list of the five most common citations issued by OSHA to collision repair shops in 2013.


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Shock and burn: Electrical safety programs and NFPA 70E compliance can prevent injuries

By Steve Bowers CSP
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OSHA authorized the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, to develop the 70E standard in 1976 due to the sheer numbers of lives lost due to electrocution and arc flash incidents.


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Improved power line protection: Comply with OSHA's new arc-rated clothing rules

By Jen Scherpenseel and Emily Woodward
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On April 11, 2014, OSHA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.


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OSHA delays enforcement of electronic power standard changes

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OSHA has just announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations (1910.269 & Subpart V).


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Weekly news round-up

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NTSB names blame in Asiana crash, Europe surveys its aging workforce about hours and the stiffer penalties for texting while driving are favored. These were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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