Many parents of young children have not childproofed the electrical outlets in their home. Others have, but they’re still using plastic caps, which are no longer considered the go-to method for preventing children from injuries due to their interactions with electrical outlets.
A firefighter in Kentucky is electrocuted after contacting overhead power line, Kentucky. A factory manager dies after bypassing lockout-tagout. A landscaper in Massachusetts working from a raised portable work platform is electrocuted when a pole saw contacts an overhead power line.
May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is spearheading its annual effort to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.
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On the same day the New York City Housing Authority announced that it would take steps to make elevators in NYCHA buildings safer, a mechanic was electrocuted while working at the agency’s Coney Island Houses in Brooklyn.
Global retailer violates corporate-wide safety agreement
April 5, 2016
Walmart continues to endanger the safety and health of its employees despite a 2013 corporate-wide settlement agreement* with the OSHA to improve safety and health conditions at all of its store locations.
Although Winter Storm Jonas is now a part of history, the possibility of severe winter weather still exists this season. The Electrical Safety Foundation International reminds the public that electrical dangers associated with downed power lines, portable generators, and submerged electrical equipment can still cause injuries and deaths once a snow or ice storm has ended.
An OSHA violation is a serious matter. Many of them can result in injury or death. Some violations are obvious and easy to spot while others require training and a comprehensive understanding of the requirements in order to detect them.
Now On Demand! NFPA 70E and OSHA require that equipment be placed in an electrically safe work condition before work is performed. Only limited conditions permit justification for energized electrical work.