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How snow shovelers were exposed to fall, fire and electrical hazards

July 8, 2014

An OSHA investigation initiated in response to a complaint that employees of TLD Ace Corp. were exposed to falls while removing snow from the plant's roof found additional hazards at the facility.


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Lack of machine guarding and eyewash stations found at NY manufacturing co.

April 9, 2014

A New York paper manufacturer exposed its workers to falls, electrical hazards and combustible dust, according to OSHA, which has fined Burrows Paper Corp. $298,100 for safety violations found at two of the company’s work sites.


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Union complaint leads to $117,000 in fines against Ill. company

Citations issued in August, October and December
December 20, 2013

OSHA has cited Arlington Metals Corp. for 38 safety and health violations, which carry proposed penalties of $117,000. The agency initiated a safety and health investigation in June in response to a complaint filed by the United Steel Workers Union alleging unsafe working conditions at the Franklin Park metal strip and coil processing facility.


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One construction project, six contractors, 31 violations

Cave-in, crushing, electrocution among the hazards
October 22, 2013

OSHA has cited the general contractor and five subcontractors working on the construction of the Berlin Power Plant in Berlin for 31 willful, serious and repeat violations of workplace safety standards.


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Five common causes of electrical fatalities

October 10, 2013

Almost all American workers are exposed to electrical energy at sometime during their work day, and the same electrical hazards can affect workers in different industries. Based on the analysis of these cases, NIOSH identified five case scenarios that describe the incidents resulting in 244 fatalities:


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What you can do to prevent electrical injuries and fatalities

October 9, 2013

According to NIOSH, at least one of the following five factors was present in all 224 incidents evaluated by the NIOSH fatality investigation program: (1) established safe work procedures were either not implemented or not followed;


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Footwear fundamentals: Understanding the basics leads to safety and comfort

October 2, 2013
When selecting footwear, there are key components that can significantly affect the wearer’s safety and comfort.


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“Qualified Persons” reduce electrical work risks

October 2, 2013
This article defines and identifies who a Qualified Person is; it will also identify the training required for a person to be considered qualified.


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Arc Flash IQ

Knowledge is power — and protection
August 1, 2013
Arc flash and arc blast have been generally recognized as hazards since the early 1970s.


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The New York Three

A trio of NY contractors courts electrocution hazards

Workers exposed to 13,200 volt unguarded, live power lines
June 17, 2013

Undeterred by cease and desist orders issued by the Long Island Power Authority, three New York contractors exposed their employees to electrocution hazards from working in close proximity to power lines, according to OSHA.


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