May is National Electrical Safety Month

Are your workers following the best safety practices for dealing with electricity?

Electrical injuries can be severe or perhaps fatal. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics information assembled by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI): OSHA provides the following best practices for working securely with electrical power, including:

Remind your workers to put safety very first whenever dealing with or around electricity. Download the HSI infographic on electrical safety and publish it in your break space or distribute it at your next safety meeting. You can download the infographic

here. Emergency situation care in case of electrical burns Turn off any electrical present before touching the individual. If you can not stop the circulation of electricity, do not get in the location around the person or attempt to take care of him or her.

If the person impacted is responsive and no longer in contact with the electrical source, try to find burns at any presumed points of contact. Cool the burn as you would with a thermal burn.

An electric shock can cause an irregular heart rhythm in which the heart stops moving blood. When it is safe, carry out CPR and use an AED if one becomes available.

A person who has actually gotten an electrical shock should look for expert healthcare due to the fact that serious internal injuries can take place.

Train your team

Top Training Source and CLMI provide easy-to-learn online courses to help you keep your electrical employees safe and your company in compliance:

Electrical Safety Addresses

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331 -10910.335 This course assists prevent electrical accidents and deaths from occurring by teaching your workers standard safety practices for working with or around electrical energy.

Electrical Security Construction Assist prevent electrical mishaps and deaths from taking place by teaching your building workers fundamental safety practices for working with or around electrical power.

Electrical Safety: Controlling the Hazards Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-1910.335 Including video footage from a variety of workplace settings, this course teaches any category of worker how to identify potential electrical dangers, along with how to prevent electrical mishaps.

Electrical Security: High Voltage Safe Work Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S
This course concentrates on finest safety practices, such as engineering controls, individual protective devices and safe approach ranges, to help keep employees safe when working with or near high-voltage electricity.

Safe Electrical Work Practices & The 2018 NFPA 70E This video explains the important changes and updates contained in the 2018 NFPA 70E and describes how electrical workers can be protected from both the shock risk and arc flash threat presented by exposed stimulated parts.

This course allows field-level workers to acknowledge and promote safe electrical practices around the construction site. It resolves site-specific threats and controls and provides real-world services.

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