Electrical Safety - Safety and Health for Electrical Trades by Thadeus W. Fowler, Karen K. Miles, Kathleen M., Ph.D. Rest

By Thadeus W. Fowler, Karen K. Miles, Kathleen M., Ph.D. Rest

Electric present exposes employees to a major, frequent occupational chance; virtually all contributors of the group are uncovered to electricity throughout the functionality in their day-by-day tasks, and electrocutions take place to employees in a variety of activity different types. Many staff are blind to the capability electric dangers found in their paintings atmosphere, which makes them extra prone to the risk of electrocution. employee on electric pole electric accidents encompass 4 major kinds: electrocution (fatal), electrical surprise, burns, and falls prompted due to touch with electricity.

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The NEC requires that all pool-associated motors have a permanent grounding system. In this case, this regulation was not followed. Also, electrical equipment is not permitted in areas without proper drainage. • OSHA requires employers to provide a work environment free of safety and health hazards. The NEC and NFPA 70E require that GFCIs be used in these highrisk situations: ❑ Electricity is used near water. ❑ The user of electrical equipment is grounded (by touching grounded material). ❑ Circuits are providing power to portable tools or outdoor receptacles.

Take the following precautions to prevent injuries from contact with live parts: ❑ Immediately report exposed live parts to a supervisor or teacher. As a student, you should never attempt to correct the condition yourself without supervision. ❑ Provide guards or barriers if live parts cannot be enclosed completely. ❑ Use covers, screens, or partitions for guarding that require tools to remove them. ❑ Replace covers that have been removed from panels, motors, or fuse boxes. ❑ Even when live parts are elevated to the required height (8 feet), care should be taken when using objects (like metal rods or pipes) that can contact these parts.

Sometimes a defect occurs in a device that allows exposed metal parts to become energized. Grounding will help protect the person working on a system, the system itself, and others using tools or operating equipment connected to the system. The extra current produced by the excess voltage travels relatively safely to the earth. Grounding rod in the earth. Grounding creates a path for currents produced by unintended voltages on exposed parts. These currents follow the grounding path, rather than passing through the body of someone who touches the energized equipment.

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