Commentary: Electrical Contact A Serious Safety Issue


Jeff Koeppel an electrical and lighting contractor, shares with us in his article the many reasons why we should never become complacent regarding electricity. This energy resource has been around for more then 100 years, and taking it for granted can result in serious injury and even death. In an attempt to prevent harm when working with electricity there are OSHA requirements and NEC standards that should be never be ignored, and short-cuts to save time or money should never be implemented.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that contact with overhead power lines was the largest fatal accident category, and contact with transformers or other electrical components was the second-largest. Coming in third on the list was contact with the electrical current of machines, tools, appliances or light fixtures. These injuries are serious and life-changing with the possibility of brain damage, neural damage, broken bones and others. To read more of what Koeppel says regarding electricity safety management, please click here…
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