Bailiwick Services LLC of Chaska, Minn., subcontracted with five other companies to move electrical lines, adjust menu boards at fast food restaurants, and install telecommunication equipment, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, which cited the companies for using unlicensed electrical workers and not getting permits for the jobs.
"The violations identified exposed employees to serious and potentially life-threatening injuries," said OSHA Syracuse Area Director Jeffrey Prebish. "Employers can minimize workplace dangers by conducting required job hazard analyses."
Smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, and hazardous gas sensors need to be tested and sometimes calibrated regularly to ensure they will function properly when needed.
AVTs help reduce the risk of exposure to electrical hazards and improve worker safety by automating and simplifying the process of verifying the absence of voltage.
New solutions expedite the lockout/tagout process and provide clear line-of-sight disconnect for operators.
Accounting for employees in the event of an emergency is vital. The Emergency Action Plan should address how to accurately account for all employees.