Category Archives: Businesses & Organizations

Static Electricity Can Trigger Fire Incident

Generation of static electricity, due to friction around flammable vapor/air mixture of liquids or chemicals (with low flash points), can prove to be catastrophic.

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Painting at Height without Fall Protection System

Just STOP! I’m sure If you were living in that particular floor, he is painting, you would have said “Please don’t! let my exterior look uglier if that reduces your probability of falling by a tiny bit”. I wonder what … Continue reading

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Fork Lift Incident in a Loading Dock

Loading dock incidents, involving forklifts, occur when there is unwanted separation between the trailer/truck being loaded/unloaded and the loading dock, causing forklifts fall through the vacant space. OSHA under 1910.178(k)(1) requires “The brakes of highway trucks shall be set and … Continue reading

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Protect Your Employees from Arc Flash Hazards

The best way to protect your employees from an Arc Flash is to de-energize electrical equipment before working on it. BUT REMEMBER! Sometimes de-energizing electrical equipment can initiate an Arc Flash.

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Avoid Line of Fire Incidents

Keep yourself out of the Line of Fire by (1.) Positioning yourself to avoid moving objects, vehicles, pressure releases and falling objects, (2.) Establishing and obeying barriers and exclusion zones, (3.) Taking action to secure loose objects and (4.) Reporting … Continue reading

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