Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I - Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself
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Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death on construction sites and literally thousands of workers are seriously injured or killed every year. It doesn't take much electricity to kill and this electrical safety video will take your employees through the unique types of hazards on a construction site and how they can protect themselves from the very serious threat of electricity.
There are a number of causes of shock, electrical burns and electrocution. If the power to electrical equipment is not grounded, the grounding path has been broken, or there are live parts or bare wires, a fault current can travel through your body. Even when a piece of equipment or a tool is properly grounded, it can instantly change from safe to hazardous because of extreme conditions or rough treatment. So employees need to know what hazards to watch out for and how they can protect themselves.
The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, this training product on "Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I… Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself " discuss the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments. Topics covered in these products include: