Why Is Electrical Safety Important? You cannot smell, hear, or see electricity, so making sure you have the right systems in place to manage this hazardous energy is critical to the wellbeing of your employees and your Company. There are two major hazards of electricity: Electrical safety is important because hazards such as arc flash and shock can result in death if you are exposed to them.
Cardiac arrest due to the electrical effect on the heart Muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction from a current passing through the body Thermal burns from contact with the electrical source Falling or injury after contact with electricity
Injuries that can result from Arc Flash are as follows:
Burns from the high temperatures produced by the arc Blindness from the ultra-violet light produced by the arc Hearing loss caused by the pressure wave from the arc blast
Not surprisingly there is legislation in place that aims to regulate these hazards. The three main ones are:
Health and Safety at Work – Primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. It sets out the general duties which:
employers have towards employees and members of the public employees have to themselves and to each other certain self-employed have towards themselves and others
The Electricity at Work Regulations – Expand on the rules regarding electrical safety in teh Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Employers are given duties and resonsibilites to make sure that all work activity that uses or may be affected by electricity is done safely, and that all foreseeable risks are assessed and minimised as much as possible. Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Employers are required to undertake an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees and other people who may be affected by their work activity.
We will now try to answer the question: What should you have in place to manage electrical risk? In a nutshell, it is important have an Electrical Safety Management System in place. What does that consist of, you may ask? It depends upon the size of your organisation, but let us assume you are a large company, you should have something like the following in place:
What is the summary of electrical safety?
Safety Precautions for Electrical Hazards – Employers should diligently apply the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recommendations for electrical safety standards, These include:
Always wear adequate safety gloves when touching electrical wires (even insulated ones) Inspect your surroundings before working on power lines or power stationsDeal with any wetness or dampness on your person or surroundings before working with electricityElectrical wires or devices should only be repaired by qualified and authorized personnel Ensure that all electrical devices are grounded before dealing with themMake sure electrical circuit breakers are in place before performing maintenance on electrical devices
What is electrical safety?
Electrical safety standards – Wikipedia Standards and procedures intended to protect from the damaging effects of electricity Electrical safety is a system of organizational measures and technical means to prevent harmful and dangerous effects on workers from,, and,
How do you control electrical hazards?
When working on electrical equipment, for example, some basic procedures to follow are to: deenergize the equipment, use lockout and tag procedures to ensure that the equipment remains deenergized, use insulating protective equipment, and maintain a safe distance from energized parts.
What is the most important golden rule?
The most familiar version of the Golden Rule says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Moral philosophy has barely taken notice of the golden rule in its own terms despite the rule’s prominence in commonsense ethics. This article approaches the rule, therefore, through the rubric of building its philosophy, or clearing a path for such construction.
The approach reworks common belief rather than elaborating an abstracted conception of the rule’s logic. Working “bottom-up” in this way builds on social experience with the rule and allows us to clear up its long-standing misinterpretations. With those misconceptions go many of the rule’s criticisms.
The article notes the rule’s highly circumscribed social scope in the cultures of its origin and its role in framing psychological outlooks toward others, not directing behavior. This emphasis eases the rule’s “burdens of obligation,” which are already more manageable than expected in the rule’s primary role, socializing children.
The rule is distinguished from highly supererogatory rationales commonly confused with it—loving thy neighbor as thyself, turning the other cheek, and aiding the poor, homeless and afflicted. Like agape or unconditional love, these precepts demand much more altruism of us, and are much more liable to utopianism.
The golden rule urges more feasible other-directedness and egalitarianism in our outlook. A raft of additional rationales is offered to challenge the rule’s reputation as overly idealistic and infeasible in daily life. While highlighting the golden rule’s psychological functions, doubt is cast on the rule’s need for empathy and cognitive role-taking.
The rule can be followed through adherence to social reciprocity conventions and their approved norms. These may provide a better guide to its practice than the personal exercise of its empathic perspective. This seems true even in novel situations for which these cultural norms can be extrapolated. Here the golden rule also can function as a procedural standard for judging the moral legitimacy of certain conventions.
Philosophy’s two prominent analyses of the golden rule are credited, along with the prospects for assimilating such a rule of thumb, to a universal principle in general theory. The failures of this generalizing approach are detailed, however, in preserving the rule’s distinct contours.
- The pivotal role of conceptual reductionism is discussed in mainstream ethical theory, noting that other forms of theorizing are possible and are more fit to rules of thumb.
- Circumscribed, interpersonal rationales like the golden rule need not be viewed philosophically as simply yet-to-be generalized societal principles.
Instead, the golden rule and its related rationales-of-scale may need more piecemeal analyses, perhaps know-how models of theory, integrating algorithms and problem-solving procedures that preserve the specialized roles and scope. Neither mainstream explanatory theory, hybrid theory, nor applied ethics currently focuses on such modeling.
What is the standard for electrical safety?
NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, is a critical document to help provide a working area for employees that is safe from unaccept- able risk associated with the use of electricity in the workplace.