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The Impact of Technology on Slip and Fall Incidents

I have investigated hundreds of slip and fall incidents in my career. Today, we have new tools and technology available to assist investigators in conducting forensic investigations to determine the cause or causes of these incidents and to assist owners and operators in loss preventions efforts to minimize the potential of slip and fall incidents. Read More

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New 2017 Edition of NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations

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Over the course of its 25-year history, NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations has changed the practice of fire investigation for the better.  Without a doubt, NFPA 921 has appropriately driven a more rigorous approach to fire investigation that seeks to avoid cognitive bias and reliance on techniques that, when rigorously examined, are little more than pseudoscience.  One need look no further than the Cameron Todd Willingham matter, wherein a Texas man was executed in part based on a flawed fire investigation, to understand the importance of conducting a proper fire investigation. Read More

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Warren Welcomes New Chemical Engineer

Warren is pleased to announce that Chemical Engineer, Jennifer Morningstar, E.I.T., has joined our team of engineering professionals as a Consulting Engineer. Read More

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Grounding versus Bonding – Understanding the Difference in Building Electrical Systems

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While a teenager might be very familiar with being “grounded”, there is confusion over the meaning of the word in the electrical sense. In building electrical systems, “grounding” and “bonding” are two terms that are often misunderstood. Improper application of the concepts of grounding and bonding may create lethal shock and fire hazards. “Earthing” is a term which comes from the European International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC). Earthing is synonymous with grounding but often thought to have a different meaning. Read More

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Warren Holds Pack 2 Feed Event at Harvest Hope Food Bank

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On May 25, 2017, Warren had the pleasure of assisting Harvest Hope with their Pack 2 Feed program. Warren not only collected monetary contributions but also donated their time in packing the boxes with non-perishable goods, such as pasta & sauce, rice & beans, cereal, beef stew, and peanut butter, enough to feed a person for a week. Read More

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Electrical Engineer Joins Warren

Warren is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Kelly, MSEE, PE, CFEI, as Senior Consulting Engineer specializing in electrical equipment failures, electrocution and electric shock accidents, fires and explosions, industrial electrical accidents, lightning strike analysis, and scope of damage/estimate of repair. Tom also has experience in robotics and automation systems and high energy laser design. Read More

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Improper Design Leads to Fatigue Failure In Blower Shaft

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A blower used to exhaust air from an industrial process stopped functioning when the blower wheel drive shaft fractured.  The process, and thereby most of the plant, had to operate at a reduced volume until the blower wheel could be replaced.  The blower wheel had been installed during a shutdown a week before the incident.  The blower wheel was a spare installed when the existing blower wheel was sent for scheduled remanufacturing. Read More

Figure 2: A close view of the opening of the heat sealer. A person’s hand will fit in the opening below the guard to the left. Two "Danger" stickers are visible.

Injury Involving Packaging Machinery

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From time to time, I and other engineers here at Warren are asked to evaluate a case involving an injury that has been caused by machinery designed to produce or fill packaging. The hazards associated with packaging machinery are often similar to other commonly-used industrial machinery, but packaging machinery has its own voluntary consensus standard for machine safety. Read More

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Night Driving: Are you overdriving your headlights?

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When we are driving at night, we don’t have the benefit of the sun illuminating our way. We do have headlights but this video will show you that under many conditions your headlights will not help you see obstacles soon enough to let you avoid them.   Read More

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JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL PACK TO FEED EVENT

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Warren is hosting its First Annual Pack 2 Feed Event, May 25, 2017.  Help us make it a success by making a donation to Harvest Hope to feed families across the state!  More than 3,000 boxes are needed monthly at a cost of $10 per box. Each box makes 21 meals, enough to feed a person for a week.

Please consider donating to Harvest Hope through Warren’s Pack to Feed Event.

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