Electrical safety awareness video available online
If electrical safety is high on your priority list, and for most plant managers and staff it should be, this video can help industrial facility managers and business owners facilitate a safer environment for their employees.
If electrical safety is high on your priority list, and for most plant managers and staff it should be, a video by Square D Services from Schneider Electric can help industrial facility managers and business owners facilitate a safer environment for their employees by educating electrical workers and safety managers on the importance of safe work practices, as well as hazards of electrical accidents. It’s a Matter of Your Safety is now available for viewing and download at www.squared-services.com .
“Arc flash accidents that cause death or serious injuries to workers occur five to 10 times every day in the United States, but they are entirely preventable,” said Joseph Weigel, product manager, Square D Services. “The goal of the electrical safety video is to significantly reduce these statistics. This new delivery option will allow wider dissemination of important safety information to anyone who is faced with the hazards of electrical shock, electrocution, arc flash and arc blast.”
The video contains actual arc flash incidents that were created in a high-power test lab at the Square D/Schneider Electric Cedar Rapids facility to illustrate to the viewer how dangerous these events can be. Though the video provides basic awareness of electrical hazards, it does not replace specific training for workers that is required by electrical safety codes and standards. Users have free access to view the video or download it after completion of a brief registration form at the Square D Services Website.
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