Thursday, November 23, 2017

Electrical

Safety meetings related to electrical safety

Basic Electrical Safety

Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. More than half of these deaths are caused by two things: defective electrical equipment or failure to follow safe procedures. Even if an electric shock doesn't kill you, it can still cause serious injuries, such as burns, damage to muscles and internal organs, and heart attack.

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Extension Cords

Electrocution continues to rank as the fourth highest cause of death in the construction industry. One person is electrocuted in the home every 36 hours. One person is electrocuted in the workplace every 24 hours. Selecting the right extension cord for the job can eliminate many hazards to start with.

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Static Electricity - A Shocker

Remember when you dragged your feet across the rug and then touched your brother or sister's ear! That got their attention! We have also seen the effects of "static cling," when our clothes cling together in the dryer.

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