Safety: Unsafe Assumptions, Part 8

Assumptions when energizing equipment can prove fatal. Here are some to avoid.

  • “It’s new equipment, so PPE isn’t necessary.” Yes, but factors such as human error during installation make equipment dangerous. PPE is always necessary, regardless of the age of the equipment.
  • “Because I’m taking a few quick measurements, PPE requirements don’t apply to me.” PPE helps protect you from the hazard you’re e

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