Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. In fact, electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. The injuries and fatalities that result from arc flash incidents, shock and electrocution are devastating to the workers and their families, and the financial consequences can be damaging to the employer.
Companies can take steps to reduce the occurrence of electrical accidents and better protect the worker and the employer from the physical, financial and statutory consequences of electrical accidents. Read this article to learn the required steps for reducing the risk of electrical accidents, per NFPA 70E.
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