Tag Archives: Electrical Safety

Failing to Verify Energy Isolation and Zero Energy

Verification of Energy Isolation and Zero Energy is a must to avert such Arc Flash incidents. Before work begins: (1.) Identify all energy sources. (2.) Confirm that hazardous energy sources have been isolated, locked and tagged. (3.) Check for zero … Continue reading

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Protect Your Employees from Arc Flash Hazards

The best way to protect your employees from an Arc Flash is to de-energize electrical equipment before working on it. BUT REMEMBER! Sometimes de-energizing electrical equipment can initiate an Arc Flash.

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(Part IV) (2 of 2) Construction Focus Four: Electrocution Hazards

How can I protect myself from electrocution hazards? A. Maintain safe distance from overhead power lines Staying away from power lines is the best option. Before work begins: Ensure that the equipment/activity (such as cranes and other high reaching equipment) … Continue reading

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(Part IV) (1 of 2) Construction Focus Four: Electrocution Hazards

What is an electrocution hazard? Electrocution results when a person is exposed to a lethal amount of electrical energy. An electrical hazard can be defined as a serious workplace hazard that exposes workers to Burns, Electrocution, Shock, Arc flash, Fire, … Continue reading

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Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards can cause short-circuit, burns, shocks, fire and electrocution or even death. Remember the following: Assume that all overhead wires are energized at deadly voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe to touch even if it is down … Continue reading

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