Construction Safety: Truck Driver Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), truck drivers of heavy trucks have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities.  A total of 76% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 76% of heavy truck driver workplace electrical fatalities occurred […]

Construction Safety: Tree Trimming Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tree trimming occupations have some of the highest numbers of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 84% of these workplace fatalities occurred when tree trimmers came in contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 84% of tree trimming […]

Construction Safety: Roofer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roofers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 81% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 81% of roofer workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines […]

Construction Safety: Painter Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), painters in construction and maintenance have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 78% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations.  78% of painter workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact […]

Construction Safety: Construction Laborer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction laborers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 60% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines, while another 35% were caused by working on or near energized equipment or wires. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in […]

Construction Safety: OSHA Top 4 Construction Hazards

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. Learn how what you can do to prevent construction-related workplace injuries. OSHA Fatal 4 Electrocution: Locate and identify utilities such as overhead power lines and underground wires before […]

Construction Safety: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics is one of the occupations with the most electrically-related workplace fatalities. A total of 90% of these workplace fatalities occur when a heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration mechanic comes in contact with energized equipment or parts on or near the […]

ESF & ReMA Damaged EV Battery: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Electric Vehicle Battery Identification & Transportation, After Damage Automotive batteries (12v, hybrid, and EV batteries) pose a risk if not properly prepared and transported, using all necessary standard operating procedures. This danger can be higher if the battery systems in the vehicles have been compromised in an accident. Lithium-ion batteries contain high energy and present […]

ESF & ReMA First Responder Safety – How to Extinguish: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

How to Extinguish Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Lithium-ion battery fires have unique threats, which include reignition and explosion if they are not extinguished properly. Hazardous energy may still exist even after the battery or device is shut down. Electrolyte Spills Identify the chemistry involved to know the response. Reference any pre-plan info if available.  Interview any […]

ESF & ReMA First Responder Safety: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in a number of widely used devices, including e-mobility devices (e-bikes/scooters), electric vehicles, portable energy storage systems, and solar installations. It’s important to identify lithium-ion battery fires due to the unique threats caused by the batteries. Lithium-ion Uses Cellphones Backup batteries Laptops Electric vehicles Commercial and residential solar installation Electric […]

ESF & ReMA How to Recycle Batteries: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is the only proper way of disposing of the battery. Not recycling lithium-ion batteries can cause fires, and by recycling batteries, the valuable materials in them will be reused. Visit Call2Recycle.org to find a local battery recycling location.  Never place batteries in regular waste and recycling bins. They will likely catch fire. […]

ESF & ReMA How to Spot Battery Problems: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, laptops, electric bikes and scooters, toothbrushes, and backup batteries, along with other regularly used devices. Damaged or defective batteries can cause fires. Learn how to spot a problem. Signs of a Battery Problem: Change in the battery color Sweet electrical burning odor emitted from the battery […]