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Safety: I’m Shocked

Shock, arc flash, and arc blast typically leave horrific injuries and often prove fatal.

The famous line from the movie Casablanca (“I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked....”) is funny, but electrical shock is no laughing matter. Shock, arc flash, and arc blast typically leave horrific injuries and often prove fatal.

Follow these prevention tips:

  • Use test equipment rated for the Category you’re working in (typically at least CAT III).
  • Connect and disconnect test equipment using only one hand. This prevents two things:

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