Electrical devices, although used throughout every industry, still create serious workplace hazards.
Industries ranging from engineers, electricians, construction workers all the way to office workers and sales, are working with electricity whether directly or indirectly and are exposed to electrical hazards.
But the most hazardous place for electrical industries nonetheless is the construction industry. Nearly 252,000 construction sites across the nation with nearly 6.5 million people that work on them, potential electrical hazards are plentiful.
Many workers are unaware of the possible electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. According to 29 CFR 1926.21(b)(2) "The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury."
Before repairs, servicing, maintaince, or set-up of machines or equipment - you've got to prevent the unexpected - the accidental start-up of hazardous energy. By controlling the hazardous energy during the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment you can prevent these serious injuries - even death.
OSHA standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. They estimate that failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries.
Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases.
Most electrical accidents result from one of the following 3 factors:
Sure, a variety of possible solutions may be implemented to reduce or eliminate the risk of electrical injuries – but not without proper devices and safeguards put in place.
Here are some of the most significant OSHA requirements for a Lockout/Tagout program:
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With a successful lockout/tagout program in place and by following the full list of tips printed on our free whitepaper found here, you can prevent electrical hazards in your workplace.
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