Safety News
April 25, 2014 - NB Power’s Coleson Cove Generating Station marked a significant safety achievement this week: employees have worked 2 million person-hours with no lost-time injuries. Congratulations!
April 24, 2013 - When monitoring nuclear reactors, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has to rely on input given by operators, explain physicists at Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM), adding that, in the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring. However, the cumulative antineutrino spectrum of uranium 238 fission products was missing... until now.
(UPDATED April 23, 2014, spelling correction... Thanks Ian!) April 17, 2014 - Diversified global manufacturing company Linamar Corp. dba Vehcom Manufacturing pleaded guilty and received a fine of $100,000 after a worker was burned via an exposed power terminal.
The nearly 18-minute-long video is a of press conference held April 1, 2014 by Frank Clegg, C4ST’s CEO, responding to RSC’s Safety Code 6 Review.April 4, 2014 - Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) says it is disappointed with the 164-page results of a Royal Society of Canada (RSC) review (download full report below) of Health Canada’s wireless radiation regulation, Safety Code 6 (SC6), and the potential health risks of radiofrequency fields from wireless telecom devices.
April 2, 2014 - Schneider Electric and the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC)—an Interpol initiative in cooperation with UL—launched what they say is the first course developed by a brand owner as part of the college’s private sector anti-counterfeiting curriculum.
April 2, 2014 - The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in the States is issuing a FINAL RULE (download below) that aims to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.
March 27, 2014 - New protections will soon be in place to increase the safety and health of new workers and those in high-risk occupations—along with stronger penalties for employers who are found to put workers’ safety at risk—said Manitoba’s labour and immigration minister, Erna Braun.
March 24, 2014 - You’d better hurry, as the Call for Presenters for the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop closes April 1, 2014. Take a moment to consider contributing your knowledge, talent and leadership to the workshop—being held January 26-30 in Louisville, Ky.—where everyone is a ‘participant’ rather than an ‘attendee’. Here’s how...
March 8, 2014 - In light of accident data pointing to electrocutions as one of the largest causes of AWP-related fatalities in the United States, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has called on aerial work platform (AWP) operators and managers to always be aware of—and keep safe distances from—powerlines.
March 7, 2014 - In a brazen act that us asking, “What they [expletive] were they thinking?”, the 5700 block of Production Way in Langley, B.C., looked like a war zone, as a BC Hydro crew and the RCMP investigated a copper wire heist that involved two powerline poles being chopped down, and three attached electrical transformers being opened and their contents stolen, along with the connecting cables.
March 7, 2014 - According to Nova Scotia Power (NS Power), its employees achieved their best-ever safety results in 2013. Congratulations!
March 6, 2014 - Thousands of Canadians unknowingly purchase counterfeit products every single year, says CSA Group, putting them at risk of potentially serious injuries, illnesses or death. During Fraud Prevention Month (on right now), CSA wants to offer Canadians tips and tools for spotting counterfeit goods.
March 6, 2014 - Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for nine violations at the company’s Findlay facility, including two willful violations concerning electrical work, after maintenance employees were found to have worked on energized electrical equipment without proper training nor personal protective equipment (PPE).
March 4, 2014 - Eaton and U.S.-based Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) say their joint survey of IEC members validates the importance of educational campaigns focusing on the dangers and prevalence of counterfeit electrical products, and reveals more work is needed.
March 3, 2014 - Each year, Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is on the lookout for “outstanding individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to creating a safer province”. Do you know a champion of electrical safety?
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