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OSHA Training Center Focusing on Confined Space Hazards
DUBLIN, CA -- The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Northern California, is offering a series of courses focusing on the often overlooked hazards associated with confined spaces in the workplace. [FULL STORY]

Crisis Plan Makes Emergency Information Available on Smart Devices
CARY, NC -- To empower organizations with a mobile solution that makes emergency management plans more accessible, FacilityDude, a cloud-based provider of operations management solutions, has launched Crisis Plan. [FULL STORY]

Red Cross to Offer OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Courses via Summit Training
WASHINGTON -- The American Red Cross has announced the launch of a new program that helps ensure employees meet state safety requirements with training based on voluntary safety guidelines from OSHA. [FULL STORY]

Bridgestone Donates $1M to UNICEF, Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Fight
NASHVILLE, TN and TOKYO -- The Bridgestone Group (Bridgestone) has announced plans to donate one million dollars (USD) to critical efforts underway in Liberia and the region to combat the Ebola outbreak. [FULL STORY]

Predictive Solutions Congratulates Cummins on Campbell Award
PITTSBURGH -- Predictive Solutions is congratulating its customer, Cummins Inc., for being named this year’s recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award. [FULL STORY]

Hewitt Molding Certified an Indiana SHARP Site
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hewitt Molding Company, a maker of custom plastic formed molds, has been recognized as a certified Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) site. [FULL STORY]

Cloud Application Helps Organizations with Pre-Incident Planning
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- To assist first responders en route to an emergency scene, ALBX Solutions has released a beta version of PreplanFiles.Com, a cloud application which follows the NFPA 1620 Standard for Pre-Incident Planning. [FULL STORY]

Wireless Horizon Tower Collapse Results In Deaths of Workers
BLAINE, KS -- Following the death of two workers from the collapse of a cell tower they were dismantling March 25, OSHA has cited Wireless Horizon Inc. for two willful and four serious safety violations. [FULL STORY]

Electrical Company Cited for Two Fatalities in Cape Cod Crane Incident
BRAINTREE, MA -- The deaths of two workers in a crane tip-over in April could have been prevented if their employer, Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp., had set up and operated the crane according to the manufacturer's instructions and trained employees in its proper operation, an inspection by OSHA has found. [FULL STORY]

Two Dead in Explosion at U.S. Steel in Alabama
FAIRFIELD, AL -- An explosion at U.S. Steel in Fairfield, Ala. on September 21st injured three people, two people injured in the blast died reports,The Birmingham News. The plant is located in Fairfield a suburb of Birmingham. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Type, Condition and Nature
Electrical Safety and Lighting in Hazardous Locations

Because electrical equipment can become a source of ignition in volatile areas, a substantial part of the National Electrical Code is devoted to the discussion of hazardous locations, which it defines as those areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings.”

What OSHA calls the ‘bible’ of the electrical industry, the NEC is the basis for 29 CFR 1926.407, Hazardous (Classified) Locations; other OSHA standards require the installation of electrical wiring and equipment in hazardous locations according to the requirements of Subpart K, Electrical.

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