53% of electrical incidents causing injury are from working on live electrical equipment. Keep these 7 Key Steps Towards Electrical Safety at Work when working on live electrical systems:
- Workers, supervisors and facility/business owners must follow safety requirements defined by the Ontario Electrical Safety Code & the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Written safety procedures are required where anyone is working on electrical equipment.
- Supervisors and owners must communicate potential shock and arc flash hazards to workers as defined by an electrical equipment hazard analysis.
- Safety procedures and requirements must be followed by anyone working on electrical equipment.
- Workers should Lock-out & Tag-out electrical systems and equipment when doing electrical maintenance work.
- Electrical equipment should be tested to ensure it is de-energized – the use of a multi-meters with fused leads is recommended.
- Written procedures should include requirements for Personal Protective Equipment
Inform and Protect yourself. Check out www.esasafe.com for more information