Lockout And Electrical

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Keep your workers safe with guidance from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Here are some recent headlines from the agency on best practices and lessons learned. Raising Awareness on Fall Hazards: OSHA plans to hold a national safety stand-down from June 2 through June 6 to raise awareness about fall hazards, a leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA wants employers and workers to use the Read More

  • A New OSHA Initiative: Temporary Worker Safety

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    Lawrence Daquan "Day" Davis, a 21 year old from Jacksonville FL was crushed to death when a palletizing machine was accidentally restarted by a co-worker. A notable fact regarding this case is that Mr. Davis is a temporary worker. His case is one of a number of Read More

  • The Essential Lock Box Guide

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    A lock box is a pretty common term in the real-estate business, as well as in the banking industry. However, it also means something to those in industrial and manufacturing: safety. These items, when used with a proper lockout system, act as a fail-safe device that will ensure no machines are activated while maintenance is Read More

  • Padlocks: That Simple Little Thingamajig that Protects Lives and Assets

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    If you’re reading this, then it might be safe to assume that you’ve used a padlock at some point in your life. Like a lot of things we see or use everyday, we do tend to take these things for granted. That is understandable, since these nifty devices have been around since the late Eastern Han Dynasty (25 CE -220 CE), making them seem commonplace and negligible. You’ll Read More

  • Lock Out Violations: More Than Just a Cause for OSHA Citations

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    The third most cited OSHA violation of the past year, and constantly part of the top 10 most cited violations of OSHA every year for the past 5 years, is the one where the locking out and tagging out of hazardous energy is overlooked. Forgetting to lock out and tag out machinery that is being serviced can cause more Read More

  • Providing the Right Balance of Security and Accessibility with Master Locks

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    Master Lock® is a well-respected brand in the lock making industry. Based in Milwaukee, the company has built up a reputation for making a padlock so tough that it can survive the impact of a bullet. Needless to say, this makes it a very good choice for securing both facilities and important items. Of course, while buying durable locks is a must, picking the right padlock for the Read More

  • What you need for compliance with LOTO and electrical regulations

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    A whopping 40% of the top 10 OSHA violations of last year involved lockout tagout and electrical regulations. They were: 5. Control of hazardous energy (29 CFR 1910.147) 7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment (29 CFR 1910.305) 9. Machines, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) 10.  Electrical systems design (29 CFR 1910.303) These regulations are complex and involve many steps; however they are incredibly vital to creating a safe work environment Read More

  • A quick guide to electrical symbols

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    Dealing with a multitude of wires can be confusing and frustrating. Even if they are properly labeled, how do you know which is the one you’re looking for? This guide is to help untangle some confusion. Regardless of the circumstances, the first step to dealing with these wires is to determine which ones carry potential safety hazards. OSHA & Safety Labels can help you identify and organize these Read More

  • Electrical Hazards in Your Home - From Your Air Conditioner?

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    Is your air conditioner working overtime right now? Well we all know that answer! Yes...the humidity levels have been at a high for a couple weeks now.  Besides your higher than average electric bill you need to worry about - what about the safety of your home?  Here are some surprising statistics regarding the use of cooling appliances in your home. According to the CPSC, 15% of consumer-product Read More

  • US Postal Service - Electric Shock, Arc Flashes and Arc Blasts...

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    Workers from a US Postal Distribution Center in Scarborough, Maine have been repeatedly exposed to severe electrical shocks including arc flashes and blasts. Fines totaling over $430,000 were issued on Monday June 28, 2010. According to OSHA, "The citations and sizable fines reflect the Postal Service's failure to equip its workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely work with live electrical parts," said Assistant Secretary of Labor Read More

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