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I can find 25 things wrong with this picture…

December 19, 2016
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Uh guys, there is up to 2 amps pulsing in that extension cord you just placed under the saltwater against Moby’s skin…

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What I found Wrong..

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Click on Ultrasounds/LOGIQ e Vet

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If I were an OSHA inspector (I am not) auditing a workplace accident (which this is not.., although we have two large, dead mammals)

Based upon GE’s clear guidelines in the manual one of two things should happen:
1) GE should update their manual to say that it is OK to immerse the cable (and probe in saltwater) and that it is OK to operate the unit without a safety earth ground in place as these 2 items are mentioned 25 times in the documentation.  In my opinion the vets are one electrical ground fault, loose cable, wet cable/connector, frayed cable, cracked probe, dropped laptop in the pool, away from an electrocution hazard based upon GE’s manual and the aquarium procedures (from the photo only).
2) If GE does not do this the aquarium should change its procedures.

OSHA standards violated in 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014) include:
Fall protection
Hazard communication standard
Scaffolding, general requirements
Respiratory protection
Powered industrial trucks
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
Ladders
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment
Machinery and Machine Guarding
Electrical systems design, general requirements

 

Note: Notice you don’t see any chemical violations on the top 10 list. Chemical Engineers never trust Electrical Engineers…

I thought about calling this post “25 Things Not To Do To Your Pet Whale”…

 

From → Biology, Geophysics

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