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May Is Electrical Safety Month [Infographic]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:57:00 +0000

Ground fault circuit interrupters have saved thousands of lives since their introduction in 1970s. This infographic shows why.

Since their introduction in to the National Electrical Code in the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters have saved thousands of lives. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of home electrocutions have been prevented by the introduction of GFCIs.

The Electrica Safety Foundation International wants you to make sure your home is properly protected against ground faults with the correct installation of GFCIs. GFCI protection is required for outlets installed in:

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Judge: Two Companies Operated as Single Employer at Worksite Where Employees Were Injured

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:46:00 +0000

An OSHA administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts contractors – A.C. Castle Construction Co. Inc. and Daryl Provencher, doing business as Provencher Home Improvements – were operating as a single employer at a worksite when three employees were injured in October 2014.

Three employees at a Wenham, Mass., worksite were performing residential roofing work on a ladder jack scaffold when the wooden plank on which they were standing snapped, causing them to fall 20 feet to the ground. An OSHA investigation found that the wooden plank was not graded for scaffold use and its invoice made clear it was not for scaffold use. Other hazards noted during the OSHA inspection included deficiencies with the scaffold’s components and structure and lack of fall protection for the employees.

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Five Steps to Women's Eye Health [Photo Gallery]

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:36:00 +0000

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Construction Companies Cited for Power Line Incident

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:27:00 +0000

Power lines and cranes continue to be a deadly combination on work sites, and two Washington state contractors have been cited for an incident that severely injured workers.

Two King County (Washington) contractors face large fines from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for safety violations after a crane boom made contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction site in Seattle. Two workers were severely injured during the incident, when approximately 14 kilovolts traveled down the crane’s hoist line to the men working below the power lines.

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10 Health and Safety Tips for Safety Managers [Infographic]

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:27:00 +0000

A company's safety manager has a lot on his/her plate. Not only do fellow employees count on them, the family and friends of that worker also count on safety managers to make sure each employee goes home safe.

As old adage goes, “safety is everyone’s responsibility,” and a brush-up on health and safety tips may be in order. Why not make it companywide?

Designed as a safety training resource, this infographic visually explains the importance of mitigating hazards, preparing for the unexpected, keeping workers safe in emergencies and meeting OSHA requirements.

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