As summer gets into full swing in North America, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are working together to remind people about practicing electrical safety in or near water. There are many electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boards, and in the waters surrounding…Continue Reading
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We are proud to spotlight Stephen Geis as one of our key employees. Steve served for 15 years in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and Maintenance Supervisor in the Navy Nuclear Power Program. He is also credentialed through NFPA as a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP). He has extensive experience training…Continue Reading
March 8, 2018 Washington — Demonstrating a commitment to worker safety, and getting a firsthand look at whether safety and health programs are working. These are two of the reasons business owners and managers should personally conduct periodic walkaround inspections, OSHA states in a recently released fact sheet. The fact sheet breaks conducting a walkaround…Continue Reading
The report says funding cuts have meant fewer OSHA inspections ALBANY — Construction deaths in New York state hit a 14-year high in 2016, according to a new report issued Wednesday that recommends greater state and local enforcement of workplace safety rules. The study, put out by the union-backed New York Committee for Occupational Safety…Continue Reading
Thanks to major safety improvements, the number of fatal electrical injuries in the workplace has steadily decreased during the past 20 years, from 334 in 1992 to 139 in 2013. However, the trend with non-fatal electrical injuries has been less consistent, ranging between 1,700 and 2,950 injuries annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…Continue Reading
A frequently cited U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule up for review highlights intersecting themes of politics, safety best practices and technology outpacing regulation. OSHA’s lockout/tagout regulation, 1910.147, requires energy sources on machinery to be locked out so workers can safely service and maintain equipment. The regulation, adopted in 1989, was based largely on…Continue Reading
We know falls in the workplace are preventable and yet falls remain the leading cause of death in construction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 300,000 workers in the United States sustained nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in 2015. Fatalities caused by falls from heights in construction accounted for…Continue Reading
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