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ID (ISN) del documento45121
Número CIS 85-1825
Año 1984
Número de serie DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.85-104
Autor(es) Millar J.D.
Título Request for assistance in preventing electrocutions of workers in fast food restaurants
Información bibliográfica Publications Dissemination, Department of Health and Human Services, (NIOSH), Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA. 3p. Illus.
Resumen A worker in a fast food restaurant was electrocuted while kneeling to insert the plug of a portable electric toaster into a 110-120V/20A outlet in a floor that had recently been damp-mopped. The victim went into convulsions with one hand on the plug and the other on the receptacle box. The victim was in contact with electricity for 3-8 min before the proper circuit breaker could be found to cut off power. Recommendations to prevent such accidents: installation of ground fault circuit interrupters, non-metallic construction of exposed receptacle boxes, redesign of plugs and receptacles, clear labelling of circuit breaker or fuse boxes to indicate corresponding outlets and fixtures, training of workers in safe practices and in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Descriptores (primarios) restaurantes; accidentes eléctricos; seguridad eléctrica
Descriptores (secundarios) protección contra las tensiones de contacto; descripción de los accidentes; seguridad incorporada; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; formación en prevención en la industria; casos mortales
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Electricidad
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Hotels and restaurants