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Artisan Contractor Safety: Preventing Electrician Injuries

Artisan Contractor Safety: Preventing Electrician Injuries

As artisan contractors, electricians are exposed to a variety of risks in their daily operations. From falling from scaffolding to the risk of electrocution, these professionals are no strangers to job-related dangers. Therefore, preventing workplace injuries and hazards should be at the forefront of every electrician’s priorities. In addition to protecting your employees and your business with a custom-tailored Workers’ Compensation Insurance package, consider the following tips to reducing job-related injuries.

Use the appropriate tools.

The proper training and mindfulness can significantly reduce the threat of injuries or even death on the job. Only use rubber-covered tools and appliances when working on electrical devices and never use metallic pencils or rulers, or wear rings or metal watchbands when working with electrical equipment, says Electrical Engineering Portal.

Avoid electrically charged circuits.

Although many electricians already know, even the most experienced professional can make the mistake of touching a charged electrical circuit by accident- a mistake which can be fatal. Ensure your electricians handle each circuit as if it were live, just to be safe.

Be aware of your environment.

Being an electrician means responding to calls in all sorts of scenarios. Be aware of your surroundings and how that environment will affect your work. For example, a condensation filled room will require a vertically mounted equipment panel to reduce the risk of electrocution from water contact. Next, remind your employees to be cognizant of water spots so that they can shut the power off immediately if any of their equipment comes in contact with it.

Wear the right clothing.

Rubber soled shoes, gloves, and protective eyewear should be worn at all times on the job.

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