workplace electrical safety Articles

  • Electric Safety in the Workplace

    Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity is used constantly, whether it is boiling a kettle, using a computer or equipment. It is intrinsic to our lives and is vital for our day to day activities. It is easy to take for granted; every now and then we are reminded of its importance. An example of this is when there is a ...

  • Sustainability in the workplace

    Being a Sustainability Practitioner you can imagine it’s a case of ‘practise what you preach’ and so we have taken the steps to leave the city environment and swap luxuries for necessities. This involves renovating an old house and attempting to reuse and recycle site material, whilst researching and using more sustainable construction material alternatives.My strategy is to work at home using ...

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • Maintain a Healthy Workplace with Oil Mist Collectors

    Many machining shops use a variety of metal working fluids, which support the creation of the metal components. During the creation process, lubricants and coolants get converted into vapors, aerosols and mist, which can be very harmful to workers who work in the facility. The inhalation of metal working fluids can lead to a number of medical conditions, which includes irritation of the eyes, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX?

    What is intrinsic safety? Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy – both electrical and thermal – available for ignition. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Purpose and value of safety and health audits

    Untitled Document Purpose and value of safety and health audits Introduction/Overview The word 'audit' puts many ...


  • The Safety Overshoe Has Come of Age

    When the safetytoe was first conceived – a steel toecap inserted into a rubber galosh – some in the safety world considered it unworthy. However, although referred to as an “ugly duckling, it had a practical purpose. It was its practicality that allowed it to survive, even in the face of some fierce institutional opposition. The safetytoe was a very cost-effective alternative to ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safety corner - Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    If you have ever had your golf swing assessed or changed the height on your desk chair, you have had an ergonomic experience. Ergonomics is an assessment of work spaces to reduce physical injury produced by repetitive job requirements. Ergonomics considerations cross every work type, from golf pros to lab technicians. Review of body mechanics while performing a job, with options of change to ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • ABC Tree commits to safety, curbs fines with Intelex software

    TORONTO—Courtesy of Intelex Technologies Inc.’s proven Safety Management Solutions, U.S. vegetation and utility management provider ABC Tree has been able to build a safer work environment and mitigate the impact of fines imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ABC Tree, one of America’s largest and fastest-growing vegetation management and electric ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • ENHESA 2002 Global Forecast of Environmental Health and Safety Policy and Regulatory Developments Impacting Industry

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Emergency Planning, Greater Corporate Transparency and Climate Change Likely to Top List of Global EHS Priorities for ...

  • Intelex Blog: National Farm Safety Health Week, OSHA Announces Top 10 FY2014 Violations, Study Shows the Cost of Regulations, and more on EHS This Wee

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: National Farm Safety Health Week highlights electrical safety OSHA announces the top ten FY2014 violations Revised OSHA rule tightens reporting requirements for serious injuries Study shows safety regulations cost employers ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Professional Development through SHEilds

    Where to begin and where to go next If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression of health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What you need to know about PPE Arc Flash

    Personal protective equipment, or PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, personal protective equipment, or PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • Lifting safely

    The human body is capable of withstanding many types of forces, jolts, falls, and even electrocution, to a certain extent. However, preventing such incidents is far safer and more effective — not to mention more pleasant — than surviving them. Among the most common and preventable injuries that require some kind of medical attention are various back-pain complaints associated with improper ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2012

    It was mentioned previously in our podcast that at the NSC (National Safety Council) Congress and Expo in Orlando this past October, Deputy Director of the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the top 10 violations of the administration's ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2010

    On October 5, OSHA revealed the top 10 most cited violations in fiscal year 2010 during a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, highlighting the agency’s enforcement efforts for fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety and more. Thomas Galassi, director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, shared the top 10 ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Case Study - MicroConnex

    Upgrading from an old atmospheric evaporator to a new ENCON Thermal Evaporator saves company $24,600 per year! MicroConnex is a leading supplier and production partner for flex circuits and laser micro-machining based near Seattle Washington. Originally founded in 1995 as a research and development company, MicroConnex currently occupies over 18,000 square feet of office, laboratory ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

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