The Dangers of Complacency in an Electrical Safety Culture

Are you and your employees working in an electrical safety culture? Are they completely protected from electrical hazards? If you have installed arc-rated flame resistant daily wear clothing, you are off to a good start, but you also need to know that you should wear other important personal protective equipment to protect your head and face along with rubber electrical gloves and leather protectors to protect against shock. Many professionals agree that when safety programs are set into place, complacency is the next thing to set in. Everyone thought that since the program was there, no one would get injured and small tasks became an opportunity to skip the small steps in safety precautions. So Safety Solutions & Supply wants to give you some tips on creating an electrical safety culture.

Creating an Electrical Safety Culture

  1. Fully covered equals fully protected.
    No matter how small or quick the job may be, all safety procedures should be followed. Don’t take shortcuts because it may take longer to put on the safety gear than to do the actual project. Accidents happen in the small jobs as well as the big ones.
  2. Wear the right protection.
    It doesn’t help just to be covered. You need to be correctly covered. Arc-rated flame resistant clothing could be the difference between life and death. It is also important to protect the face and hands from devastating electrical shock hazards. So, before you begin any job, make sure the covering is correct for the designated job. You also need to include the necessary face shield, hard hat, ear plugs, safety glasses, voltage-rated rubber gloves, and leather protectors.
  3. Implement a “task-based” program.
    Make a gear bag so when workers have an electrical job, they can quickly put on their arc flash suit along with any other necessary gear. Be sure to include safety items such as a balaclava, face shield, hard hat, ear plugs, safety glasses, voltage-rated rubber gloves, and leather protectors.

Depending on whether your employees are doing a small amount of electrical work or tasks that require personal protective equipment multiple times a day, you need to find which safety program works best for your workplace. We all know the statistics about electrical hazards and need to do our best to ensure the proper protection is in place and that we don’t get complacent when it comes to the small task. So, we here at Safety Solutions & Supply encourage you to make sure you follow the procedures set in place and ensure the proper protection is being used.  

We want you and your employees to work in an electrical safety culture. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call today at 866-537-2262.

Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
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