EarthQuakes and GISO 3241
The key regulation is General Industry Safety Orders §3241, which requires employers to store material in a manner that prevents it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling or spreading. It also requires employers to secure merchandise on shelves higher than 12 feet of “working warehouses.”
Hazardous items can include items located six feet or more above the floor, according to Cal/OSHA. Mitigation methods include:
The ANSI Z136.1 is a parent document and cornerstone of the Z136 series of laser safety standards, the Z136.1 is the foundation of laser safety programs for industrial, military, medical, and educational applications nationwide.
Z136.1 provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining control measures for each of seven laser hazard classifications. A practical means for accomplishing this is to (1) classify lasers and laser systems according to their relative hazards and to (2) specify appropriate controls for each classification Once a laser or laser system is properly classified, there should be no need to carry out tedious measurements or calculations to meet the provisions of this standard. However, technical information on measurements, calculations and biological effects is also provided within the standard and its appendixes.
Electrical Safety Seminar:
Enviro Safetech will offer a 2-day open enrollment seminar on: ARC Flash Hazard Analysis and Calculations.
This 2-day class will provide step by step instructions on how to do an arc flash hazard analysis. Upon completion of the class you will be able to perform arc flash calculations for boundary levels, select personal protective equipment, and generate NFPA 70E compliant labels.
DAY 1: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 8a-5p
Discussion of the hazards associated with electricity and then through the codes and standards. Basic short circuit calculations and protective device time current curves.
DAY 2: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8a-5p
Learn how to use IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations to calculate incident energy, arcing current and the arc flash boundary. We will take you well beyond the usual NFPA 70E and IEEE discussions to show you how to perform arc flash calculations, correctly model the power system, data requirements, assumptions, arc flash labeling, DC arc flash and much more. Topics such as the X-Distance exponents effect on the calculations, gap distance, and equipment type’s effect on the results are discussed. What if the calculated incident energy is above 40 cal/cm2? We will discuss recent progress with IEEE 1584 as well as provide interpretations of the 2 second rule and 125 kVA transformer exception.
Location: Enviro Safetech Inc. 2160 Oakland Rd. San Jose CA 95131
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Electrical Safety: Tailored Training:
Enviro Safetech offers customers tailored Certification, Recertification. Awareness and NFPA70E level Electrical Safety Training.
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Construction Related Safety programs are simple to deliver, and one of the most cost effective ways to reduce or minimize dangerous and expensive safety issues on a job site. Construction Safety typically includes training and certification in the following areas:
Scaffold Contractor Pays More than Proposed Fines in Fall Protection Incidents
Brand Scaffold Services has agreed to pay $77,000, or more than the originally proposed $75,690 in penalties in a 2012 case in which one of its workers was seriously injured inside a reactor vessel at the Chevron El Segundo refinery.
Chevron previously settled its case with Cal/OSHA, agreeing to pay $30,000 of a proposed $51,185. The worker was severely injured when he fell from a wire chain inside the vessel. DOSH cited Brand for eight serious, and three general violations. The most serious charge was under Petroleum Safety Orders §6799.1 for failing to ensure workers using chain or wire-rope access were wearing safety harnesses attached to a rescue retrieval system. It came with a $22,500 proposed penalty.
Under the settlement, this serious violation was preserved but the penalty was reduced. Another serious violation, under General Industry Safety Orders §5157(c)(5)(B) for failing to provide protection from falling objects, had its original penalty reduced from $8,435 to $7,000.
Fall Through a Skylight
A production manager’s Nov. 18 death after falling through a skylight happened because his employer did not provide any fall protection on the roof in question, DOSH alleges in citing An-Wil, Inc., of Riverside, after its investigation into the incident.
Milton Polo Patino, 45, an operations/production manager, who had worked for 10 years at the facility, had climbed to the roof of the plant, 27 feet above a warehouse, to ensure the air system was functioning properly.
Enviro Safetech is a leading Environmental, Health and Safety consulting company founded in 1990 and located in San Jose, California.