Electrical Safety Hazard-Reduction: How To Zap Common Mistakes That Cause Crippling Injuries, Facility Damage, And OSHA Fines

Webinar: ID# 1023899
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
In 2016, lockout/tagout (LOTO), electrical wiring, and electrical general requirements again made OSHA’s top 10 list of violations. Today, the average OSHA fine for an electrical rule violation is over $4,700 and an electric shock injury can cost over $1 million in medical and related expenses. Arc flash injuries are even more costly.

This underscores just how common electrical hazards are, which include injuries, cause shock, burns, and electrocution from power lines, machines, tools, appliances, light fixtures, wiring, and other electrical components. That’s why it’s so important to address your injury-prevention and hazard-reduction strategy before it’s too late.

Performing a comprehensive assessment, including an inspection of electrical equipment, evaluation of electrically related work practices and risks, and identification of other potential issues like overhead and underground utilities, can go a long way toward keeping workers safe and your organization in compliance.

May is National Electrical Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn the proactive steps you can take to improve your electrical safety program. Join us for a webinar on how to identify, evaluate, and correct common electrical hazards to ensure that employees are protected, and that your company is in compliance with applicable OSHA regulations designed to keep workers safe.

You’ll learn:
  • How to identify common electrical safety hazards in your workplace and assess what needs to be done to correct safety deficiencies to keep workers safe protected, including how to determine the type and level of PPE needed to adequately protect workers from shock, burns, or electrocution
  • What OSHA electrical violations for 2016 and 2015 reveal in terms of process improvements that can be made to improve organizations’ electrical safety programs
  • What you should know about consensus standards, such as the
  • National Electrical Code and NFPA 70E
  • Specific safe work practices for employees that work on or near electrical systems or equipment, such as electrically safe working condition, preventive maintenance, good housekeeping procedures
  • Tips for incorporating electrical safety hazard reduction strategies into your internal audit and inspection process
  • Fundamental elements of a successful electrical safety program
  • Training, testing, maintenance, LOTO, and inspection procedures that should be a part of every electrical safety program
About Your Presenter:

Tom Burgess, CSP, CIH
Client Manager
T&M Associates

Tom Burgess, a client manager at T & M Associates, is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with over 25 years of experience working in and with a variety of organizations and industries. Mr. Burgess’s experience includes developing a wide range of safety and health programs in areas such as risk assessment, hazard control, industrial hygiene, training, and OSHA compliance.

As an experienced health and safety manager and consultant, Mr. Burgess brings a perspective that goes beyond the technical details of regulations, codes and compliance and addresses the practical management of health and safety issues and challenges.
Electrical Safety Hazard-Reduction: How To Zap Common Mistakes That Cause Crippling Injuries, Facility Damage, And OSHA Fines
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