Electrical hazards cause more than 300 electrocutions and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year, disrupting lives and impacting the productivity of companies. While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries, accidents and fatalities, they’re disproportionately fatal and costly.
Over the past 10 years, more than 46,000 workers have been injured from on-the-job electrical hazards. These injuries are not isolated to any one industry or field of work and most could be easily avoided. Awareness of electrical hazards is critical to avoiding and preventing accidents.
Whether you’re an employer, safety director, electrician or maintenance professional, safety is the most important issue for anyone who works on or around energized equipment.
As part of the effort to increase awareness, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has created the Never Assume Safety Series to address the most critical workplace electrical safety issues. The Never Assume Safety Series represents a significant step forward for ESFI in addressing electrical safety in commercial and industrial settings and is a valuable resource. Read the Reliable Plant article to learn more about the series and about safety tips to help avoid industrial electrical injuries by clicking here.
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