RCRA Hazardous Waste Final Rule: The E-Manifest System & Other Key Revisions
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Electricity--It's so common in our homes and workplaces that it's easy to take it for granted, and to forget about its hazards. But with more than a thousand people being killed every year in electrical accidents and about 30,000 being injured, electrical safety literally is a matter of life and death!
Electricity poses two major hazards to those who work with or around it. The most intense is "arc flash", a sudden, violent release of electrical energy. Its powerful heat and blast effects can cause severe injuries and fatalities. The second is "shock". When electric current passes through a person's body, it can cause burns, internal injuries, cardiac arrest, even be fatal!
Fortunately, there are practical ways to avoid these hazards. This program reminds employees of the dangers of arc flash and the importance of following safety measures to protect themselves from arc flash as well as prevent arc flashes from occurring.