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OSHA Proposes Rule To Protect
Workers Exposed To Crystalline Silica
Most States Now Have "Concealed
And Employers Prohibiting Firearms On The Premises Should Post Signs Accordingly
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Source: The Center for Construction Research and Training
Source: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Free Hearing Protection Seminar in the Midwest - HearForever: Best Practices
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Source: American Industrial Hygiene Association
Source: American Society of Safety Engineers
Source: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
Source: EHS Today Magazine
As I see it ...
It is September 2013, the unofficial start of fall. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, marks the end of the summer season. Labor Day is a good time to honor the working men and women who are the engine that drives our economy. The concept of worthy work is thousands of years old and gives rise to the question of whether we live to work, or work to live (I believe we work to live). Working gives us not only the opportunity for security and self-sufficiency to financially support ourselves and our family, but can, and should, provide a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment as well. To the workers whose employers put their safety in our hands, we tip our safety caps to you and thank you for all you do. One of my grandfathers used to say that Labor Day was not just a holiday; every working day is Labor Day. And since Labor Day marks the start of fall, it is as good a time as any to remind employers and workers that OSHA's Fall Protection Standard continues to be the most frequently cited standard measured first and foremost in the fact that in 2010 there were 264 fall fatalities in construction alone, over 34% of the total fatalities in construction. Fall protection products continue to feature newly improved technology and comfort and I cannot think of a reason why anyone working at any height would object to using (and being trained to use) fall protection systems. And to be sure that the Saf-T-Gard sales team is up to date on both the basics of fall protection as well as the evolution of products and technology, we invited MSA, a leading global manufacturer of fall protection, to demonstrate the proper (and improper) use of fall protection products with their demo trailer in our parking lot. Woody (the wooden mannequin) took a couple of beatings to prove the point. Then the Saf-T-Gard team "harnessed-up" - see Mary's picture below. Happy autumn, we want to prevent falls! We are Saf-T-Gard, - passionate about industrial safety for 4 generations.
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September 24, 2013
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Question and Answer
Question - (from Canada) We test electrical wire at 3000V AC 60Hz. The tester is capable of putting out 95mA. What is deemed the maximum safe current at this voltage that an operator can work with safely? Is their a OSHA or NEC specified max. allowable current? What protective equipment should a person be wearing (i.e. gloves, apron,.etc)
Answer - First
the hazards - Based on
OSHA regulations and NFPA 70E standard the safe voltage is below 50V.
Based on the studies done the following is the effect of current.
|mA current||Effect on Person|
|0.5 - 3||Tingling sensations|
|10+||Muscle contractions and pain|
|60+||Heart Paralysis (may be fatal)|
|100+||Ventricular fibrillation (usually fatal)|
|4+ Amps||Heart Paralysis|
|5+||Amps Tissue and Organs start to burn|
Second the protective equipment - The individual will need at a minimum Class 1 rubber insulating gloves (and leather protectors) and more than likely a HRC 4 clothing per NFPA 70E when testing voltage.
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Mary Parsley is a member of the Saf-T-Gard Sales Team and joined Saf-T-Gard over 3 years ago.
The Saf-T-Gard sales team recently had hands-on fall protection training from MSA, and Mary was willing to step up! ---->
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