Just in time for National Electrical Safety Month – May -- the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is "Decoding the National Electrical Code® (NEC) to Prevent Shock and Electrocution," which features resources to help protect against common electrical hazards.
Flame-resistant clothing company highlights key hazards to encourage proactive safety measures
March 10, 2017
Flash fire, arc flash and other thermal hazards pose a significant safety threat in a variety of workplaces. Recognizing the key causes of these hazards in industrial settings — as well as wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) — can go a long way toward reducing worker injuries. In light of this, Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer, encourages all industrial personnel to pay careful attention to the following common fire starters and implement proper safety measures.
While changing an overhead ballast in a light fixture, an employee of New Jersey Medical Center received an electrical shock that caused him to fall from a ladder. He was hospitalized and died several weeks later from the injuries he sustained in the fall.
A Georgia utility company is facing $112,000 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators after an arc flash severely burned an electrician at one of its plants.
OSHA cited Georgia Power Co., a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., after a 48-year-old electrician working on an electrical cabinet that was still powered was injured by an arc flash at the utility's Plant Bowen generating facility in October 2015, according to an agency news release issued on Monday.
An arc flash can be started by several causes. Some of these, like accidental contact and dropping tools are avoided by just not opening up energized equipment. Arcs can initiate from tracking across insulators, most commonly seen in high voltage equipment and caused by surface contamination on the insulators.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued an electrical safety alert after several miners were injured in underground coalmine accidents. The mine safety agency’s recommended best practices include:
As part of its annual holiday safety awareness effort, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is urging the public to Make Safety a Tradition by providing resources that promote electrical safety during the holiday season.
Honeywell today announced an online portfolio of accredited electrical safety training courses to help electrical contractors and other workers prevent potentially serious injuries on the job.
The classes, offered by Honeywell Salisbury Assessment Solutions (SAS), provide a personalized, interactive, professional development opportunity, and provide a full range of tracking and reporting features to ensure compliance with National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 70E standards for electrical safety in the workplace.
Brian Caron died on the job on March 23, 2016, when he was fatally overcome by an ammonia leak caused by a burst pipe in the machine shop of his employer, Boston fish and seafood wholesaler Stavis Seafoods Inc.
OSHA: Monster Tree Service failed to follow proper safety measures
October 19, 2016
Had proper precautions been taken, a 34-year-old tree trimmer would not have been fatally electrocuted when an aluminum pole saw made contact with overhead power lines, an OSHA investigation has found.