What are the dangers hazards of electricity?

What are the dangers hazards of electricity?

Types of electrical incidents include:

  • Electric shock;
  • Electrocution;
  • Electrical burns;
  • Loss of muscle control;
  • Fire and/or explosion; and.
  • Damage to machineries.

How can you protect yourself from electrical hazards?

Avoid electrical hazards both in your home and elsewhere:

  1. Never touch a fallen power line.
  2. Avoid contact with overhead power lines during cleanup and other activities.
  3. Do not drive through standing water if downed power lines are in the water.

What are some examples of electrical hazards?

Eight most dangerous electrical hazards in your home

  • Poor Wiring and Defective Electric Wires:
  • Outlets Close to Water.
  • Lightbulbs.
  • Covered Electrical Cords and Wires.
  • Pouring Water on Electrical Fires.
  • Inquisitive Young Children.
  • Wet Hands.
  • Extension Cords.

What are 3 things to avoid when working around an electrical hazard?

15 Safety Precautions When Working With Electricity

  • Avoid water at all times when working with electricity.
  • Never use equipment with frayed cords, damaged insulation or broken plugs.
  • If you are working on any receptacle at your home then always turn off the mains.
  • Always use insulated tools while working.

What is the best method of controlling electrical hazard?

There are various ways of protecting people from the hazards caused by electricity. These include: insulation, guarding, grounding, electrical protective devices, and safe work practices. One way to safeguard individuals from electrically energized wires and parts is through insulation.

What are the dangers of working around electrical hazards?

An electrical hazard can be defined as a dangerous condition where a worker could make electrical contact with energized equipment or a conductor, and from which the person may sustain an injury from shock; and/or, there is potential for the worker to receive an arc flash burn, thermal burn, or blast injury.

What are the dangers of operating electrical equipment in wet conditions?

Wet Conditions. Never operate electrical equipment in wet locations. Water greatly increases the risk of electrocution especially if the equipment has damaged insulation. Have a qualified electrician inspect electrical equipment that has gotten wet before energizing it. Electrical Safety Topics for Meetings

When is an electrical hazard considered to be removed?

An electrical hazard is considered to be removed when protective measures are put in place at the source (remove hazard or de-energize), or along the path (place electrical insulation/barrier between the worker and the electrical hazard).

What do you need to know about electrical safety?

Guidelines for working on or near electrical equipment and conductors are found in several documents: • Construction Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) • Ontario Electrical Safety Code • Operating manuals for different tools and equipment. • CAN/CSA-Z462: Workplace Electrical Safety.

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