Tagged: electrical

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Power Tools

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Power Tools

Safety with Power Tools Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Power Tools

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Power Tools

Safety with Power Tools Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Hazards in Electrical Work Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this “Silent Killer.” The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety — Using GFCIs

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety — Using GFCIs

Electrical Safety – Using GFCIs This year, in the U.S. alone, approximately 800 people will be killed by faulty electrical appliances and power tools; hundreds more will be severely injured. Worn insulation, wire damage, and moisture-induced short-circuits can make these devices as “hot” as the power lines to which they...

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Safety For Construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Safety For Construction

Electrical Safety For Construction The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half of the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords. CPSC also estimates that...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety For Construction

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety For Construction

Electrical Safety For Construction It doesn’t take a lot of electricity to kill you. The amount of current needed to light an ordinary 60-watt light bulb is five times what can kill a person. Thus, all electrical equipment on construction sites is potentially deadly. Electrical hazards are doubly hazardous in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules. Electrical hazards are doubly hazardous in that...

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this “Silent Killer.” The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals. Unlike metals...

Safety Tip of the Week – Construction Electrical Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Construction Electrical Safety

Construction – Electrical Safety Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules. It doesn’t take a lot...