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Exposure Awareness

Serious safety hazards may come from the electrical systems you aren’t working on but are located nearby.

A common issue I encounter when evaluating a facility is the perception that “I don’t need electrical safety training because I call in an electrician to deal with anything over 48V.” Although there is nothing wrong with this statement, there is potential danger in what is not being said. A key principle when working around electrical equipment is not only evaluation of the hazards of the system you are working on, but also evaluation of the hazards of the systems to which you are exposed.

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