How Important is Electrical Safety Training and an Effective Electrical Safety Program?
- The National Safety Council indicates approximately 30,000 non-fatal shock injuries occur each year, with approximately 1,000 fatalities due to electrocution (over half of them while servicing energized systems <600 volts). Electrocution is the sixth leading cause of industrial fatalities after traffic, homicide and construction accidents.
- Five to Ten Arc Flash Explosions occur in electrical equipment every day in the US (Source CapSchell, Inc.). Electrical burns can result in serious injury, even death.
- NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 have specific requirements for evaluating electrical hazards, providing worker training and appropriate personal protective equipment. You may also share responsibility for the safety of contractors working on your site.
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