Electricity. What is the old saying I’ve heard, no cares about electricity but everyone cares about cold beer? If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an electrical jolt you know it was an unpleasant surprise. And, such a jolt was at the end of a low voltage contact. Higher voltages and amps can result in severe injury or death.
If your employees work around electricity in construction or repair tasks you need to have an electrical safety program. Electrical safety programs are fairly easy to put together, just search the web for a sample electrical safety program. Once you find one that suits your workplace electrical exposures, train your employees on the program. Electricity is a necessity today and offers many benefits in our daily lives. But be safe and know the hazards and means of avoiding unwanted electrical contact. And to repeat, train your employees on your electrical safety program, don’t’ just write it.
For more information regarding workplace electrical safety check out OSHA’s booklet, OSHA 3075 at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3075.pdf