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
In the electrical industry, adherence to safety protocol can mean the difference between life and death; when working around equipment carrying voltage, current, or potentially exposed wires, there is little room for error. It is advised that electrical systems professionals closely follow National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) article 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the…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
If yours is a workplace where lockout/tagout procedures are part of daily exercises, you’ll want to be mindful that they don’t become secondary considerations. These elements — which as noted by OSHA speak to practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment so as to prevent the release of hazardous energy while employees perform…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
Small businesses struggling to attract competent employees to add to their workforce may be neglecting to address a factor job seekers hold in higher regard than may be expected: workplace safety. A new survey conducted by Employers Holdings Inc. – a Reno, NV-based holding company with subsidiaries offering workers’ compensation insurance and services for small…Continue Reading
OSHA isn’t publicizing its enforcement efforts as much as it did under the Obama administration, but that doesn’t mean employers aren’t being cited and fined. Here’s a roundup of some recent enforcement cases that led to significant penalties: Alabama—A motor vehicle parts manufacturer was cited with three repeat violations and three serious violations. The repeat…Continue Reading
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