Safety News
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?
March 3, 2014 - “Copper Theft from Canada’s Electricity Infrastructure: Dangerous, Expensive and a Threat to Reliability” is the title of a new policy paper released by the Canadian Electricity Association that aims to draw attention to the serious impacts of this issue, and outlines four key recommendations to deter copper theft in Canada.
February 27, 2014 - Nichiha USA Inc. has been cited by the U.S.’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration for, among other things, simply “not taking the necessary steps to protect its workers by ensuring machinery is properly locked out and deenergized before employees perform maintenance and cleaning”.
February 19, 2014 - Globus Printing & Packaging Co. Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 24 safety and health violations—including failing to provide electrical personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees doing electrical work.
February 18, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited Artbeats Inc. of Connecticut for “repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards” at its Cheshire facility.
February 14, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations at its Franklin Furnace, Ohio, plant, carrying proposed penalties of $86,900.
January 28, 2014 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been fined $75,000 for failing to follow notification procedures required under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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