I get a lot of health and safety-related news alerts emailed to be every day. Some days are worse than others. Here is a sample from yesterday. (With a little commentary.)
Someone asked me this morning how writing this blog doesn’t throw me into depression. To some extent it’s an outlet, keeping me from kicking the dogs and throwing things at TV. But then there are days like today when it all seems like too much.
OSHA has again cited a Moonachie, New Jersey hair distribution company, and proposed $181,280 in penalties, after finding continued safety hazards at the employer's warehouse.
The agency initiated an inspection of Mane Concept’s facility in April after receiving a complaint alleging imminent safety hazards.
Embedded RFID tags, combined with Honeywell Safety Suite software, track glove usage and safety compliance, automates data gathering and reporting, helps manage inventory and enhances worker safety
October 23, 2017
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has launched the industry’s first “connected ready” electrical safety lineman gloves, which use embedded tracking technology developed by Honeywell to ensure gloves are always properly tested and certified before linemen use them for the most hazardous of electrical work.
A South Jersey construction company owner with a long history of workplace safety violations was cited by OSHA for exposing workers to serious scaffold hazards at a job site in Philadelphia. The owner, Vyacheslav Leshko faces $191,215 in proposed penalties.
OSHA inspectors responded to a complaint of unsafe working conditions at DH Construction LLC., and discovered employees performing masonry and bricklaying while working on a scaffold that was dangerously close to power lines.
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.