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Electrical Safety Manual

Electrical Safety Manual

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This manual describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information will prepare you for additional safety training such as hands-on exercises and more detailed reviews of regulations for electrical work.
This manual describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information will prepare you for additional safety training such as hands-on exercises and more detailed reviews of regulations for electrical work.

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Published by: aceofkai on Apr 06, 2008
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Working in wet conditions is hazardous because you may become an
easy path for electrical current. If you touch a live wire or other
electrical component—and you are well-grounded because you are
standing in even a small puddle of water—you will receive a shock.

„ circuit breaker—an overcurrent
protection device that automatically
shuts off the current in a circuit if an
overload occurs

„ trip—the automatic opening
(turning off) of a circuit by a GFCI or
circuit breaker

„ fuse—an overcurrent protection
device that has an internal part that
melts and shuts off the current in a
circuit if there is an overload

„ Circuit breakers and fuses that
are too big for the circuit are
dangerous.

„ Circuits without circuit breakers or
fuses are dangerous.

„ Damaged power tools can cause
overloads.

„ Wet conditions are dangerous.

Section 5

Page 29

—RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Damaged equipment can overheat and
cause a fire.

Damaged insulation, equipment, or tools can expose you to live
electrical parts. Adamaged tool may not be grounded properly, so
the housing of the tool may be energized, causing you to receive a
shock. Improperly grounded metal switch plates and ceiling lights
are especially hazardous in wet conditions. If you touch a live elec-
trical component with an uninsulated hand tool, you are more likely
to receive a shock when standing in water.

But remember: you don’t have to be standing in water to be electro-
cuted. Wet clothing, high humidity, and perspiration also increase
your chances of being electrocuted.You need to recognize that all
wet conditions are hazards
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