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Davis Tool & Die has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 17 safety violations after a maintenance worker was electrocuted March 6 at the Fenton tool and die facility.
"Allowing maintenance workers to service energized equipment without taking required safety precautions and providing necessary personal protective equipment is inexcusable. In this incident, such disregard had fatal consequences," said Bill McDonald, OSHA’s area director in St. Louis. "Davis Tool & Die has a responsibility to protect workers from known hazards at its manufacturing facility. No worker should risk his life for a job."
To read more of this news release, please visit the OSHA website. If you would like to learn more about electrical safety and what you can do to prevent accidents at your facility, please visit our website and find out which of our electrical safety courses would be the best fit for you!
Does the NFPA 70E get you to scratching your head sometimes? They receive hundreds of questions each week and they have put together a handy brochure that covers articles from….. work involving electrical hazards (Article 130) to….. how do I determine if my equipment situation conforms with the overcurrent protective device parameters identified in Table 130.7(C)(15)(a)?
I really enjoyed reading this and I know you will too. Some of the questions are great reminders and others will make you think. Either way, the more comfortable we are with understanding and using NFPA 70E and how it relates to our daily work tasks is always a plus.
Please click here to view the questions and answers:
Six workers were sent to the hospital last Wednesday after an arc flash explosion at a Dortec Industries plant in Newmarket that manufactures door latches for vehicles. The arc blast was isolated to one manufacturing line and while the company is investigating the cause, they do not expect the incident to disrupt regular business as the blast did not cause any damage to equipment or building structure. Out of nine people injured, six were sent to the hospital and released the same day. The victims in this article are fortunate that their injuries were non-life-threatening.
At PowerStudies.com, electrical safety is a priority. Whether it’s through electrical safety training or power system analysis, we strive to give our customers the knowledge that they need to stay safe on the job. Videos like the one above are a heartbreaking reminder of why we focus so much on safety. Because we are so passionate about electrical safety on the job site, incidents such as this are a sobering reminder of how important it is to have your electrical maintenance crew properly trained in the electrical hazards that they are exposed to on a daily basis.
In the video, the jobsite foreman of a factory in Elkin, North Carolina leads us through the aftermath of an arc flash incident that took the life of Eddie Adams. Due to a careless mistake, Eddie lived the last day of his life in a condition that nobody should have to experience.
If you are interested in preventing accidents such as this one at your facility, please view the services section of our website and contact us with any questions.
If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in learning about electrical safety, you’re in luck! e-Hazard is offering their NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety training on April 2nd, 2013 in Maple Valley, Washington.
Low Voltage Qualified training is a one day seminar that includes the following:
Instruction by experts in the electrical field
A copy of NFPA 70-E 2012
e-Hazard’s student manual
Certificate of completion
Demonstrations and samples of PPE
There’s still time left to sign up!
If you’re interested, please click the link above to register or call 502-716-7073!
Three workers are fighting for their lives at Rashid Hospital after suffering severe electrical burns in a site accident behind Wafi Mall on Sunday morning.
The victims, two electrical engineers and one supervisor, were testing some electrical panels when the accident happened ar around 11am. One of the engineers worked for ETA Ascon while the two others were outsourced by the ETA from another company.
According to an official from ETA Ascon, the victims reportedly forgot to remove the electrical cables of the previous panel from the machine tester they were using and plugged another set of cables from another panel causing the machine to explode.
On Sept. 17, 2012, a worker employed by Highway Technologies Inc. was fatally injured while working with equipment that came into contact with overhead power lines during highway work in western Wisconsin. OSHA issued 10 safety violations with proposed penalties totaling $448,000 and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Highway Technologies Inc. was performing guardrail and sign installation for a 13-mile stretch of I-94 near Menomonie, Wis., under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation when the incident occurred.