2000, Jones & Bartlett, hardcover, 296 pages
More than 4,000 nondisabling and more than 3,600 disabling electrical-contact, work-related injuries are recorded annually in the U.S. How can you keep your company from becoming part of these statistics? In Electrical Safety in the Workplace, the authors have provided both individuals and companies with a process for defining and implementing effective electrical safety procedures in the workplace, focusing on the prevention of electrical accidents through training and principle-based behaviors.
- Risk management and personal exposure to hazards
- Impacting work practices, including determining, understanding and modifying the work environment
- Human behaviors, the implications of behavior, the workplace environment, motivation and unsafe acts
- Costs of a program, including incident costs, and additional economic effects
- Working with other disciplines, such as supervisors from other departments/divisions
- The changing state of electrical safety, including technological advances, research and testing, medical advances and incident reporting
- Safe work practices, such as “test before touch,” blind reaching, awareness and self-discipline, illumination, conductive articles on person, covers, shields and barricades, temporary grounds and approach boundaries
- Effective auditing of the workplace, including preparing for, conducting and follow-up of audit, conducting interim audits, audit training and behavior and improving the program
Each chapter contains “A Closer Look,” examples and case studies of real-world accidents and incidents to show the safety professional the pitfalls to avoid in setting up a safety program.