Electrical Safety Guidance

Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.

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This free download covers Electrical Shock, Arc Flash Example, and Causes of Electrical Safety Issues as well as a video example illustrating the dangers and proper safety procedures if any of these issues should cause a safety incident.
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Electric Shock

Check your tools for these conditions: Defective or broken insulation. Improper or poorly made connections to terminals. Loose or broken switches. Sparking brushes. If any of these conditions exist, return the tool to the tool room and report it to your supervisor.

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Arc Flash OE Example

An electrician was brought on site by the concrete supply company to troubleshoot an air compressor. Theelectrician spoke with the on shift batch plant operator and indicated that he did not require the batchplant or control panel to be deenergized before his work.

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Mitigation Steps

Elevate cords to prevent tripping hazards and being subject to wet conditions. Always remove cords from receptacles by the plug. Pulling by the cord damages them. Be sure that cords are not pinched in doors, drawers, equipment, or anything else as this alsodamages the cords. Avoid placing cords where they are subject to being damaged by vehicles and mobile equipment.