Safety Tip: Electrical Safety Best Practices

Safety Tip: Electrical Safety Best Practices

Three electrocutions in mines prompted the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to issue a “Safety Alert” featuring tips to help prevent electricity-related accidents. Even if you don’t work in a mine, these tips can help prevent electrocution: –...
Safety Tip: Working with Electricity

Safety Tip: Working with Electricity

Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year, ranking sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States. By some estimates, a worker is injured severely enough to require time off work every 30 minutes,...
Top 10 OSHA Fines in February

Top 10 OSHA Fines in February

OSHA reported 21 cases in February, with fines totaling $2.6 million and averaging nearly $124,000 per location. Here’s the Top 10 List of individual OSHA fines in February: 1. $448,000 – Electrical Violations Cause: Worker electrocuted when the equipment...
Top 5 Workplace Safety Links in February

Top 5 Workplace Safety Links in February

Companies are being cited and fined for non-compliance with electrical safety guidelines and posted on the OSHA website every month. Having the necessary personal protective equipment on-hand is not enough. Workers must be educated and have a good understanding of the...