Company cited by OSHA for lamp ballast incident

According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), changing a ballast in a 277 volt circuit is the #1 cause of electrocutions for IBEW trained electricians. The combination of the shock and fall can result in serious injure/death. OSHA cited a hospital recently due to a fatality while an employee was changing a lamp ballast. Click here to read the OSHA News Brief. Also, article 410.130 (G) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires a ballast disconnect on new fluorescent fixtures.

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