Electrical hazards are an area of major safety concerns in many industries and account for a large number of injuries and fatalities. Electrical equipment is found on many jobsites, in warehouses, in shops and employees are exposed to electrical hazards more often than they realize. Employer, manager, owner, or employee... never take electricity for granted!
Recognize electrical hazards such as exposed electrical parts in electrical panels or damaged or frayed electrical cords.
Ensure exposed electrical equipment is guarded, covered, or locked to prevent accidental contact.
Avoid contact with exposed electrical parts and report electrical hazards immediately!
Only qualified, trained, and equipped persons should work on electrical equipment. If using tools on electrical parts, the tools must be properly insulated and should be rated for the specific voltage expected. Use only the proper tools for the job! Channel locks are NOT fuse pullers!
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