File Name: electrical hazards and safety precautions .zip
- Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Electricity in the Workplace
- 15 Safety Precautions When Working With Electricity
Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. Avoid water at all times when working with electricity.
Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Working near an electrical hazard is dangerous and can be fatal. Any work on or near energized equipment must be done only when measures are in place to provide protection from electric shock and burn. With adequate safety measures in place, every electrical injury and fatality can be prevented. Where PPE is relied upon for worker protection, an electrical hazard is considered to remain and it is still necessary to address safety requirements for other workers in the area. There are basically two ways to be injured by electricity. One is by electric shock and the other is by arc flash.
Electricity in the Workplace
First published here. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding the safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. Avoid water at all times when working with electricity. Never touch or try repairing any electrical equipment or circuits with wet hands.
15 Safety Precautions When Working With Electricity
The Electrical Personal Protective Equipment PPE program provides requirements to ensure electrical workers are protected from electrical hazards while working on electrical equipment. Employees who work with electrical equipment shall be provided with appropriate electrical PPE and be knowledgeable in the selection, use, limitations, inspection, donning, doffing, and maintenance of PPE. This electrical personal protective equipment procedure provides guidelines for determining when electrical PPE is required and how to select, use and maintain electrical PPE. This procedure describes electrical hazards, including electrical shock and burns, arc flash burns, arc-blast impacts, and other potential electrical safety hazards. Definitions See Appendix A.
Category: Electrical View all files in this category Kb Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Protection Learning Guide The purpose of this Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Protection Standard Learning Guide is to inform and train employees on the safety practices and personal protection equipment requirements associated with working near sources of potential arc flash hazards. This standard addresses arc flash and shock hazards, and there is a need for more empirical incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur. In recent years, the standard has become increasingly stringent in response to the increased understanding of electrical accidents in industrial plants and facilities.