Electrical Worker Safety
Learn to identify the risks, know your rights, and think about the reasons.
In November 2008 the Ministry of Labour reported that 69 workers had been killed, 263 critically injured and 844 sustained minor injuries as a result of electrical hazards from 1998 to 2008.
Investigations have confirmed that 53% of events causing incidents are directly linked to working on energized equipment including:
There is no acceptable rate of electrical injury to workers,
With the support of the electrical industry and safety associations a “Just Don’t Ask” Authorization Form has been created to support electrical workers in educating clients and supervisors on the risks involved in doing live electrical work and the requirement to follow safe work practices.
Our research indicates that 90% of electricians believe that additional information on electrical safety and safety work practices can support the reduction of electrical incidents.
These campaigns and materials are designed to caution electrical workers about safe work practice requirements in high-risk areas. They are designed to make workers think twice before taking risks, and to ensure that supervisors understand the risk that workers are taking. The components available through these campaigns can be used at health and safety meetings, to support the identification of safety training requirements, to caution workers, to notify supervisors and business owners and to reduce electrical incidents.
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