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  • Solutions for Improving Arc Flash Safety in Health Care

    The dangers of arc flash events in health care are amplified by the possibility for downtime resulting from arc flashes. Downtime in the health care environment is simply not acceptable.

  • Big OSHA Fine Issued in Electrocution Case

    The agency has placed the contractor in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. "Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death in the construction industry," said OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office Director Christopher Robinson. "Complying with OSHA safety and health standards is not optional. Employers are required to take necessary precautions to prevent tragedies such as this."

  • Ohio BWC, OSHA Working with State's Craft Brewery Associations

    "The alliance will unify efforts to support safety in Ohio breweries, and we are optimistic it will also reduce injuries and increase business efficiencies," said Matt Stinchfield, safety ambassador for the Brewers Association.

  • CDC and NIOSH Offer Key Messages for Cleanup Workers

    "Hurricane Key Messages for Employers, Workers and Volunteers" covers the potential dangers involved in cleanup work after storms and flooding and the proper safety precautions, with links at the end of each section to additional resources.

  • Electrical Safety Reminder Issued for Harvest Season

    "Equipment can get caught in power lines if operators are not aware of their surroundings," Transmission and Distribution Manager Art Wiese said. "Even coming too close to a power line can cause electricity to arc to your equipment."

  • AWEA's October Safety Campaign Aims to 'Stop the Shock'

    According to AWEA, there are a record number of wind workers on the job and a record amount of wind power capacity under construction in the United States, making workplace safety awareness for wind workers more vital than ever.


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  • New Features in the 2017 National Electrical Code® Handbook

    The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® Handbook is now available! Take a look at the brief walk-through in this December 2016 NFPA video, which highlights the new features of this edition.

  • Anti Fog Face Shield Testing Revised

    Hugh Hoagland and his team from e-Hazard went to Louisville Processing and Cold Storage to conduct a series of experiments on anti-fogging technologies in face shields. The experiments were conducted in the facility's Cold Room, a controlled environment of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius). The experiments shown in this May 2016 video were a simulation of workers using Personal Protective Equipment for arc flash protection in an extreme cold work environment. http://e-hazard.com

  • What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles?

    Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) resemble regular receptacles but they’re so much more. In fact, they provide a permanent solution to childhood electrical shock cause by tampering with electrical outlets. TRRs feature built in safety shutters that block foreign objects from being inserted into the receptacle and avoiding contact with electrical current.