Near Miss? Near Hit? Close Call? No one ever wants to hear these phrases. These unplanned incidents have the potential of causing serious damage or injury. A good number of these narrow escapes come from a lack of defining proper processes and procedures. Too many people think “no harm, no foul.” Unfortunately, this does not address the root issue. Someone could have been seriously hurt. Not addressing the underlying problem will undoubtedly allow it to happen again.
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Cleaning of electric motor parts is performed in every electrical apparatus service center. This begs the question of whether or not cleaning is being done productively and with minimal safety and environmental consequences.
It happens to just about every EASA service center. A machine shows up for repair; it has leads, and there’s a motor, but the machine is a pump. Most often, it’s a close-coupled pump or a submersible pump. If your response is, “We don’t work on those here,” because you’re thinking, “We don’t know anything about repairing pumps,” you may be turning your back on some very profitable work.
Esto sucede en casi todos los centros de servicio de EASA, aparece una máquina para reparación, con cables y un motor, pero es una bomba. A menudo es una bomba sumergible o de acoplamiento cerrado. Si su respuesta es: “Aquí no reparamos estos equipos” y está pensando: “Nosotros no sabemos nada sobre reparación de bombas” puede que le esté dando la espalda a un trabajo muy rentable.
It’s easy to assume that shipping an electric motor is as simple as putting it on a truck, but nothing could be further from the truth. This article will cover shipping tips and reinforce the fact that shipping includes picking up the motor – not just delivering it. There are some things we (or a trucking company) can do wrong that could result in expensive repairs.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) recently released revised data for the top 10 OSHA violations for the 2019 fiscal year. For the ninth consecutive year, Standard Number 1926.501: General Requirements for Fall Protection lands at number one with 7,014 violations. This article will help you avoid violating this important standard ... or better yet, avoid an employee injury.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.
While there have not been many changes to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements over the past year, it is important to review some of the recent changes and remind you of some upcoming compliance obligations.
- OSHA 300 Recordkeeping & Reporting
- OSHA Reportable Incidents
- Silica & Beryllium Standards
- Hazardous Materials - Tier II Report
Five + 1 S Series
Over the last few months, “5+1 S” has served as a small but powerful acronym to describe the removal and continued avoidance of waste in all our business practices. Currents readers have had the opportunity to learn about the five “S” goals of sort, straighten, shine, standardize and sustain in previous articles focusing on lean service. In each of those articles, there has always been a reference to the additional “+1 S” focus on safety.
In late 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new rule called the “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.” In the U.S. over the past 18 months, many states that members do business in have adopted new rules which now affect the management of hazardous waste. Some are beneficial and some could create additional legal exposure to your business.