Electrical Safety


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  • OSHA in Milwaukee Construction Project Partnership

    The partners will develop safety and health training programs and procedures; identify and address common construction hazards, such as falls, electrical, silica, noise, and carbon monoxide exposure; and encourage workers to participate in employers' safety and health programs.

  • OSHA Cites Oregon Shipbuilder

    OSHA has issued $370,358 in proposed penalties to Vigor Marine Inc. and cited the company for 16 willful and serious violations following an inspection at the shipbuilder's Portland, Ore., facility.

  • Baccus Recalls Stanley Workbench LED Light and Power Stations

    The workbench and power stations are incorrectly wired, which can result in reverse polarity, posing electrocution and shock hazards, according to the recall notice.

  • NFPA Stresses Electrical Safety Around Water for Summer

    There are many electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boards, and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas, and launch ramps.

  • Jail Term Given for UK Electrical Injury

    An HSE investigation found the electrical installation at the unit in Carew Airfield operated by George W.E. Jones as part of his scrap metal business was unsafe and was more suited to home than a commercial business.

  • Workplace Electrical Safety and Organizational Context

    Good safety practice requires that workers take responsibility for their own safety and that of their co-workers. But it's also important that organizations empower them to do so.


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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.