Electrical issues present inherent risk, and consequently, are among the most common safety challenges for AEC and industrial organizations. Companies can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to electrical safety and must look past longstanding myths that come with the topic.
Moving past myths
A study from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) found that many myths pervade when it comes to electrical system safety, and companies must carefully consider the reality of safety best practices to avoid problems. Issues brought up by the study included:
These myths themselves are important, but perhaps more notable is a common theme – continual improvement is needed.
Electrical safety training key as standards constantly evolve
New technologies, improved materials, changes to labeling practices and similar developments can all put a strain on your staff, regardless of their experience. Protecting against risk requires continual improvement.
For more information on electrical safety training, preview RedVector’s 2015 NFPA 70E – Significant Changes course.