Safety http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6637/more en Calculating Touch Voltages and Electric Shock Risk in Low-Voltage Systems http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/calculating-touch-voltages-and-electric-shock-risk-low-voltage-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Massimo Mitolo, PhD, P.E., Eaton Corp., and Haijun Liu, PhD, P.E., ETAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The analysis of magnitudes and durations of touch voltages in cable installations can provide electrical professionals with a better understanding of the requirements of Art. 250 of the NEC regarding the protection against electric shock.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/calculating-touch-voltages-and-electric-shock-risk-low-voltage-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/calculating-touch-voltages-and-electric-shock-risk-low-voltage-systems#comments Shock & Electrocution Design Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 44771 at http://ecmweb.com NY Paper Manufacturer Exposes Workers to Serious Safety Violations at Multiple Sites http://ecmweb.com/safety/ny-paper-manufacturer-exposes-workers-serious-safety-violations-multiple-sites <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Burrows Paper Corp., based in Little Falls, N.Y., for repeat and serious safety violations at two of the company's work sites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/ny-paper-manufacturer-exposes-workers-serious-safety-violations-multiple-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/ny-paper-manufacturer-exposes-workers-serious-safety-violations-multiple-sites#comments News Safety Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 44741 at http://ecmweb.com burrows.com OSHA Issues 2014 Inspection Plan to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses at High-Hazard Workplaces http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-issues-2014-inspection-plan-reduce-injuries-and-illnesses-high-hazard-workplaces <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-issues-2014-inspection-plan-reduce-injuries-and-illnesses-high-hazard-workplaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-issues-2014-inspection-plan-reduce-injuries-and-illnesses-high-hazard-workplaces#comments News Safety Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:00 +0000 44551 at http://ecmweb.com Enhancing Uptime and Decreasing Risk http://ecmweb.com/design/enhancing-uptime-and-decreasing-risk <div class="field-byline"> By Jane Barber, GE’s Industrial Solutions Business </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical safety has been a concern from the day the first cable was run into a building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/enhancing-uptime-and-decreasing-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/enhancing-uptime-and-decreasing-risk#comments Design Safety Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 44081 at http://ecmweb.com OSHA Announces Final Rule Revising Standards for Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-announces-final-rule-revising-standards-power-generation-transmission-and-distribution <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it would be issuing a final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-announces-final-rule-revising-standards-power-generation-transmission-and-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-announces-final-rule-revising-standards-power-generation-transmission-and-distribution#comments News Safety Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:47:00 +0000 44011 at http://ecmweb.com Georgia Electrocution Case Reaches Settlement http://ecmweb.com/safety/georgia-electrocution-case-reaches-settlement <div class="node-body article-body">A 25-year-old mother was electrocuted in 2012 while swimming beside a dock at a lake in Georgia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/georgia-electrocution-case-reaches-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/georgia-electrocution-case-reaches-settlement#comments Around the Circuit Safety Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 43811 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Lake Sinclair, Georgia</p> usda.gov OSHA Cites Safety Violations at Paper Food Tray Facility http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-cites-safety-violations-paper-food-tray-facility <div class="node-body article-body">Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nine safety and health violations at the company's Findlay, Ohio, facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-cites-safety-violations-paper-food-tray-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/osha-cites-safety-violations-paper-food-tray-facility#comments News Safety Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:24:00 +0000 43431 at http://ecmweb.com PaperTech Managing Arc Flash in Your Facility http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility <div class="field-byline"> By Thomas McCauley, P.E., Consolidated Consulting Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As a plant manager you have a tough job — balancing workforce productivity, determining cost of materials, staying on top of union rules (when applicable), and running the plant at a profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility#comments Arc Flash Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:21:00 +0000 43211 at http://ecmweb.com Solar Under Fire http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festering fire service worries over the hazards of working around rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations are beginning to see the light of day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire#comments Fire & Security Green Building Safety Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:00 +0000 43191 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Hurried Electrician http://ecmweb.com/shock-amp-electrocution/case-hurried-electrician <div class="field-byline"> By Lawrence V. Hmurcik, P.E., and Sarosh H. Patel, Lawrence Hmurcik, LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A business man who had recently bought a building for use as a car repair shop knew from the start that he had a number of electrical problems to solve.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-amp-electrocution/case-hurried-electrician" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-amp-electrocution/case-hurried-electrician#comments Shock & Electrocution Contractor Safety Silver Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:44:00 +0000 43051 at http://ecmweb.com