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Arc Flash Injury Prompts New Safety Measures for MBTA Workers

MBTA employee injured in ‘arc flash’ incident, prompting new safety measures Workers have been instructed to place protective covers on top of electrified third rails or turn the power to the rail off during nearby maintenance MBTA workers have been instructed to place protective covers on top of electrified third rails or turn the power […]

What is Arc Flash?

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) describes an Arc Flash as “a dangerous condition associated with the release of energy caused by an electric arc.” An Arc Flash is a phase-to-phase or phase to ground electrical fault, and the energy produced melts components, flooding the air with conductive particles. The temperature of an Arc Flash […]

What is NFPA 70E?

NFPA 70E is the bridge between OSHA Regulations and Electrical Safety Compliance The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E is a comprehensive standard that establishes best electrical safety practices standards on how to protect industrial workers from electric arc flash and arc blast exposure and resulting potential injury and death. OSHA has referenced this electrical […]

Oregon Bill calls to Increase OSHA Penalties for Safety Violations

Legislation recently introduced in Oregon would significantly increase civil penalties for safety violations that contribute to worker injuries and deaths. Sponsored by Sen. Kathleen Taylor (D-Portland), S.B. 592 calls for fines of $50,000 to $250,000 if a willful or repeated violation caused or contributed to a worker death. For a serious violation involving a death, […]

Worker hospitalized after electrical incident at Stanford University in December 2022

Electrical Mishap at High-Tech Stanford Lab Disfigures Worker, Launches Federal Probe A high-tech physics lab at Stanford University has been partially closed since federal officials began probing an accident there in late December that left one worker disfigured and hospitalized. The electrical explosion on December 27th happened at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab, which is […]

OSHA News Release: Federal Investigation Into Fatal Electrocution in Kansas City – Company Again Failed to Protect Workers

OSHA News Release – Region 7 U.S. Department of Labor Federal investigation into fatal electrocution in Kansas City finds Midwest engineering services company again failed to protect workers US Engineering Services employees electrocuted while servicing HVAC systems in 2021, 2022 KANSAS CITY, MO ‒ A fourth-year apprentice heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician employed by […]

Florida Power & Light Contractor Electrocuted in Southwest Miami-Dade

FPL Contractor Dies After He’s Electrocuted in SW Miami-Dade A contractor for Florida Power and Light has died after he was electrocuted while working in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning, officials said. The incident happened around 9:40 a.m. in the area of Southwest 107th Avenue and Southwest 162nd Terrace. Miami-Dade Police officials said the worker was […]

Electrical Accident -Utility Worker Dies While Trying to Restore Power

Utility worker dies in accident while trying to restore power, authorities say – Repost from WCAX HALIFAX, Vt. (WCAX/Gray News) – Authorities in Vermont say a utility worker has died while working on downed power lines. WCAX reports the incident happened on Reed Hill Road in Halifax. According to Vermont State Police, 41-year-old Lucas Donahue […]

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