Category Archives: General Electrical Requirements

Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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Electrocution-Related Accidents

Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that electrocution-related accidents take a high toll on U.S. Workers. Local government employees who work on power lines averaged 78 days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; … Continue reading

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OSHA Annual Most Cited Violations List

OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. 2015 marks the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list. The Top 10 was presented Sept. 29 during the … Continue reading

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