Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

May 22, 2017

Electrical Safety Month reminds every employer, even those whose employees are subject to low voltage electrical systems, that electrical injuries cannot be taken lightly. In a survey of arc flash injury victims, 94% of those interviewed believed that the incident could have been prevented, and the most frequently-mentioned method of prevention was simply to “turn off the power”.

Most studies point to lack of safety training for employees, and in most cases no safety program or written safe work procedures were even available. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends establishing effective Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) steps to establishing an electrically safe condition in addition to proper electrical safety and arc flash training for any employees who “may reasonably be expected to face risk of injury due to electric shock or other electrical hazards”.

To learn more about how Robertson Ryan can help you create and implement a program specific to your needs, contact your agent or RRA Loss Control Department at 262-478-3278.

Resources:
Prevent Arc Flash with LO/TO by Brian McFadden 8-24-16
Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Training by Brian McFadden 1-8-16