Electrical Injuries Toolbox Talk
Learn about electrical hazards on the jobsite and how to avoid injuries associated with them.
Electrical Injuries Safety Talk
Every year thousands of workers are hurt or even fatally injured in construction site accidents. Construction workers and trade workers can sustain serious electrical injuries that can include burn injuries, thermal burns, and electrocution.
In the majority of workplaces including general industry, construction, and farming electrical hazards are present. It is crucial that you are able to recognize and identify the electrical hazards around you at work. If you are able to identify work-related hazards it will put you and your fellow coworkers at a lesser risk for injuries.
Electrical Hazards and Tips
Electrical hazards in the workplace are going to happen. The key is to be able to recognize the hazards and try to prevent the injuries.Some examples of hazards include:
Tips to Keep Electrical Injuries From Happening in the Workplace:
Preventative measures often feel like overkill and you may think they are pointless but the truth is that you can never be too safe around electricity.
Electrical injuries at work can occur in many ways. When a worker comes into contact with an exposed electric conductor or part of a circuit this can cause injury. The injuries can be heart problems. muscle spasms, loss of breath, and other things.
Several Factors Can Affect How Serious the Injury From the Electric Shock is Including:
Types of Injuries From Contact
There are four major types of electrical injuries: flash, flame, lightning, and true.
What To Do
If you see a safety hazard you should always alert other workers around you. You should then quickly notify your supervisor so the hazard can be taken care of. Remember it is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with electricity.
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