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Document ID (ISN)107811
CIS number 08-433
Year 2002
Convention or series no. OSHA 3075 2002 (Revised)
Title Controlling electrical hazards
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2002. iii, 64p. Illus.
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Abstract Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires and explosions. In 1999 for example, 278 workers died from electrocutions at work, accounting for almost five percent of all on-the-job fatalities that year in the United States. This safety guide on controlling electrical hazards addresses the following topics: OSHA electrical safety standards; basic facts about electricity (flow through conductors and through water, causes of shocks, effects of shocks on the body); protection against electrical hazards (types of insulators, guarding, grounding); training of personnel; programmes and services proposed by OSHA.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; fatalities; risk factors; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) safety devices; public OSH institutions; insulators; electric burns; earthing; comment on standard; electric shock; safety training in industry; safety guides; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity