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Electrical Safety Course for the workplace (Construction focus)

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The aim of this program is to provide general regulatory guidance training to electrical workers, non-electrical workers, and management on the requirements of Sub Part S & NFPA 70e 2015 and the prevention of serious injuries from electrical hazards at their worksites. Participants will develop understanding of the requirements of OSHA Sub Part ā€œSā€ and NFPA, 70E and will be able to identify and reduce or eliminate electrical safety hazards in their workplace. Electrical Safe Work Practices including electrical safety principles, guidelines for qualification of personnel, job planning requirements and Management and Personal Responsibility will be covered. This course meets to annual worksite training requirement.  The course is tailored to the workplace environment on a variety of useful topics, including the following:

  • Introduction to Electrical Safety
  • identifying electrical Hazards
  • OSHA and NFPA 70e Requirements
  • Safety Related Work Practices


Cost:   $95.00/person or

             $500.00 plus $25.00/person for materials at your facility
           $37.50 Hawaii Island Contractors Association Members Price


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Hawaii OSHA Stretches the Interpretation of the Six Month Statute of Limitations

Not long ago I was asked by a friend what the statute of limitations for issuing an OSHA citation was.  I simply replied "that's simple, 6 months." My friend told me that they had received the citation 6 months and 11 days after the violations were identified.  They immediately corrected the violations in the presence of the inspector and were somewhat relieved not to have received a citation, thinking they corrected the violations and no citation would be issued. Fast forward...an informal conference was requested, armed with the court decision and OSHA Field Operations Manual, HIOSH management clearly did not back down, citing they rewrote the rule allowing them to issue a citation in a "reasonably prudent" time frame.  My friend was worried about the cost to fight HIOSH and settled.  It is a shame that a regulatory agency would knowingly violate the employer rights even though they dropped the ball.  My fight has been taken to the Hawaii State Legislature in order to compel HIOSH to follow basic fundamental rules that are designed to protect the employers as well as employees. Had the violations serious, potentially leading to a worker death or serious injury, why would  they wait so long to issue a citation?  Do not let your guard down if HIOSH finds ways to re-interpret rules to benefit their oversight.


IT"S THE COURT DECISION!!!
OSH Act of 1970 - Table of Contents

SEC. 9. Citations

(a) If, upon inspection or investigation, the Secretary or his authorized representative believes that an employer has violated a requirement of section 5 of this Act, of any standard, rule or order promulgated pursuant to section 6 of this Act, or of any regulations prescribed pursuant to this Act, he shall with reasonable promptness issue a citation to the employer. Each citation shall be in writing and shall describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the provision of the Act, standard, rule, regulation, or order alleged to have been violated. In addition, the citation shall fix a reasonable time for the abatement of the violation. The Secretary may prescribe procedures for the issuance of a notice in lieu of a citation with respect to de minimis violations which have no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health.

(b) Each citation issued under this section, or a copy or copies thereof, shall be prominently posted, as prescribed in regulations issued by the Secretary, at or near each place a violation referred to in the citation occurred.

(c) No citation may be issued under this section after the expiration of six months following the occurrence of any violation.


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