Electricity is one of the most dangerous forces in the workplace. If not handled correctly, it can result in fires, explosions, and electrocutions. Of course, no modern facility can operate without electricity, so it is important to take steps to ensure it is used as safely as possible at all times. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to reduce the overall risk of accidents or injuries related to electricity, and to minimize the impact of any that does occur.
Taking Electrical Safety Seriously
We have written a series of common questions and answers related to electrical safety to help companies keep their employees and facilities safe. These posts are written for anyone in the workplace that is responsible for facility safety in general, and electrical safety specifically. This could include facility safety coordinators, supervisors, managers, executives, and even front line employees.
Whether you read through all of the different topics to get a good understanding of electrical safety as a whole, or you simply pick and choose which of the questions you need answers to, this section will be very useful.
As you browse through our list of different topics, you will see that there are answers to lots of different types of questions related to electrical safety. We cover everything thing you need to know to keep your facility safe from electricity including prevention, protection, and emergency procedures. You can learn about things such as:
- Types of Electrical Hazards – There are many different types of hazards related to electricity. We explain what they are, how to identify them, and how to avoid them.
- Personal Protection Equipment – Personal protection equipment, or PPE, is an important safety consideration for anyone working with electrical systems. Learn about the insulated and arc-rated PPE you may need.
- Safety Training – Keeping everyone in your facility up to date with the best electrical safety standards is critical. We offer insights on how to effectively train your team.
- Visual Communication Advantages – Implementing visual safety standards like lockout/tag-out, labels, and signs can help to prevent accidents and injuries.
- Much More – There are many other subjects covered in this Q&A segment focused on electrical safety.