Trends in Workplace Safety

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Just like the home, a workplace should be a haven for electrical safety. After all, electrical related injuries are not uncommon especially in some specific industries. Build Safe 

The Electrical Safety Foundation Incorporated (ESFI)  published an article relating to safety in the use of electrical equipment to avoid accidents and injuries. In their article, they enumerated a safety checklist workers should observe.

“Failure to comply with these procedures causes thousands of deaths among electrical workers each year. To further reinforce these important practices, ESFI has teamed with UL to offer a suite of online courses developed by electrical safety experts that help employees stay safe and injury free.  The courses can be viewed at Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees, and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.”

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Render Magazine meanwhile shared an article on electrical safety rules that should be observed in the workplace. Electrician  

“No one should even consider touching any circuit part or conductor unless they have verified that it has no voltage on it. Follow the routine “test before touch” using the “live-dead-live” rule. First, apply a voltage tester to a known live circuit and verify that the tester reads voltage. Then test the circuit part or conductor that will be worked on. To make certain the tester is still functioning, again apply the tester to the original known live circuit and verify it is still functioning. The second part of this habit is to always use insulating gloves. This does not mean leather gloves, but rubber insulating gloves that are the proper voltage class and have been tested.”

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also published a guideline aiming to protect employees against electrical hazards in the workplace. It also enumerated its efforts to ensure protection against electrical injuries in the work area.

OSHA standards focus on the design and use of electrical equipment and systems. The standards cover only the exposed or operating elements of an electrical installation such as lighting, equipment, motors, machines, appliances, switches, controls, and enclosures, requiring that they be constructed and installed to minimize workplace electrical dangers. Also, the standards require that certain approved testing organizations test and certify electrical equipment before use in the workplace to ensure it is safe.”

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Safety in the workplace should be upheld at all times to protect employees from accidents and possible fatal injuries.

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