With technology entering into more and more facets of our lives, and with DIY home repair also trending, it’s a given that electricity and electrical safety qualifies as a big feature of all of our lives. But, it could be that it’s such a known factor too, like floors and ceilings, that we may forget to accord it the respect it deserves. To that end, the Arbill safety blog has compiled some useful and yes, shocking, facts about electrical safety in honor of electrical safety month. Some of these sobering statistics include the fact that between 2015 and 2016 the overall death rate, specific to electrical fatalities, rose by 15%. More than half of this tally was specific to construction injuries and more than two thirds occurred within the private sector. To ensure workers stay safe it’s important to train them in proper tagging and lockout protocols and also ensure that the equipment and procedures they use are correct and up to date.
- We use a lot of electricity in our everyday lives, but it’s dangerous if we don’t take precautions and use it properly.
- There are a lot of shocking statistics when it comes to electrical danger and safety in the workpkace.
- There are a lot of things employers can do to make sure employees are safe from electrical danger.
“If you don’t want your employees to become another statistic, there are steps you can take.”