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Absence of voltage testing is a hot topic among safety experts and electrical safety manufacturers and permanent electrical safety devices (PESDs) can help improve safety.
Maintaining a valuable safety culture, training, annual audits and investing in safety measures help enhance an electrical safety program.
Facility managers and control engineers need to learn more about the information technology (IT) side of things. Ensuring electrical safety and reliability is critical and should not be overlooked.
How fast-paced work environments and reactive maintenance lead to a higher rate of injuries and OSHA violations, and the role training plays.
On continual basis, it is imperative for engineers to learn about vital electrical equipment like transformers, switchgear and UPS systems when performing design, installation or maintenance activities
Also, while electrical safety is a prime concern, trips, slips and falls tend to be the biggest hazard.
Short circuit current analysis is an essential part of the design and safe operation of electrical systems and obtaining the right equipment is a crucial step.
Failure to perform proper mechanical or electrical lockout/tagout (LOTO) can lead to electrocution, electrical shock, arc-flash, and other hazards.