Electrical Safety Infographic

Electrical Safety on the job and even in the home is essential. During OSHA training, trainers spend an extended time in class talking about safety issues, but this infographic really helps drive home the basic principles of protecting yourself and your workers from electrical hazards quickly and visually.

As a testimony to the importance of electrical safety, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) first began to compile its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) in 1992. Part of the data acquisition included fatalities and incidents that came as a result of electrical safety issues.  The  National Safety Council uses the BLS information to quantify the frequency of  on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Each incident must be verified by multiple authoritative sources. These usually include death certificates, police reports, newspaper articles and OSHA or other governmental investigative reports.  During the 2003-2010 year exhaustive study, there were over 42,000 deaths from electrical safety incidents.  The BLS is in the middle of its most recent 20 year study that will cover 2000-2020.

Spread The Word About Electrical Safety – Download and Print Our Infographic

As you can see in the infographic, OSHA organizes Electrical Safety Training by dividing possible hazards into five areas:

  • Power Lines
  • Improper Use of Extension or Flexible Cords
  • Missing or Discontinuous Paths to Ground
  • Lack of Ground Fault Protection
  • Equipment Not Being Used properly

Electrical Safety is everyone’s business in and around the job site, whether Construction or General Industry applications. Osha-Pros professionals realize the importance of each of the items listed above. Be a friend, and let other workers and friends take a look at this infographic. Print it out. Laminate it. Carry it in your tool box or keep it near your desk!

For more news on electrical safety and accidents in the workplace visit these resources:

Electrical Accidents Blog

Workplace Injury and Fatality Statistics

 

 

Electrical safety infographic identifying hazards and their preventions.

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