As a society, we’re fairly dependent on electricity. But with all the benefits of electricity also come plenty of hazards for workers. EHS Daily Advisor wrote about electrical hazards this week so it makes sense that we go with an electricity-themed Song of the Week: AC/DC with the scorching “Live Wire.” Originally released in 1975 […]
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Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the most common causes of electrical injuries and how to avoid electrical hazards. Electrical hazards are present in all kinds of industries, and working with electricity or near electrical equipment can often […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased compliance activities related to electrical safety regulations and standards over the past few years. This began with the heightened interest in arc flash hazards related to the 2000 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standard and became more active after the 2004 edition was published.
Employers should be extra vigilant in controlling the workplace safety and health hazards that peak during the summer months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, Missouri, urged.