Industry runs on electricity. It is safe to use when you know what you are doing and take proper precautions. When precautions are not taken, electricity can be a killer.
Your actions can protect your safety.
- Read and follow instructions before handling anything electrical.
If you do not understand the instructions, get qualified help: Do not guess.
- Plugs should only be inserted in receptacle outlets with the same slot or blade pattern, (unless proper adapters are used). Do not force or alter a plug by bending, twisting, or removing blades to make it fit into a receptacle outlet.
- Water conducts electricity.
Keep wet hands from touching electrical equipment or light switches.
- Firmly grip the plug, not the cord, when disconnecting equipment.
Yanking the cord can damage the cord, plug, or receptacle outlet and result in a shock or fire.
- Because electricity is present even when the switch is in the “off” position, unplug equipment, appliances, and extension cords when not in use and before inspecting, cleaning, or fixing them.
- Recognize signs of overloaded circuits including flickering or dimming lights, blown fuses, warm wall plates or extension cords, and tripped circuit breakers.
- Receptacle outlets and switches should not be painted or covered with wallpaper paste.
There is no margin for error when working with electricity.
Conditions vary so much that without understanding the exposure, you may make a mistake and cause injury to yourself or fellow workers.
Let us be safe out there!