NFPA's far-reaching Electrical Safety in the Workplace teaches individuals safe work procedures and provides companies with a process for defining and implementing effective electrical safety programs. The text draws on the authors' 35 years of experience in developing corporate standards and procedures and electrical safety programs, and is up-to-date with the 1999 NEC(R) and NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces. Chapters cover critical information about electrical hazards and hazard analysis, explain risk exposure management, and discuss NFPA codes and documents published by OSHA, NEMA, UL, and ANSI. Concepts applicable to both commercial and industrial activities include: persuasive statistics on the benefits of electrically safe workplaces, plus proper practices such as lockout/tagout and responsibility of personnel; advice on designing and implementing electrical safety programs; real-life examples and case studies of electrical accidents; and tips on working with safety professionals and effective workplace auditing procedures.Electrical Safety in the Workplace is a must for professionals involved in construction and heavy industry, electrical contractors, and union and trade group trainers.
A valuable and comprehensive safety reference for any organization working with or around electricity. This comprehensive guide informs working professionals in multiple industries, such as manufacturing, processing, or energy, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure he/she is protected. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices presents readers with the proper organizational skills needed to avoid hazardous injuries, details environmental monitoring techniques, and discusses how to ensure that proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires and evacuation plans, but everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This reference provides the most comprehensive coverage for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices: Contains working plans and templates for evaluating safety proceduresand conditions in the plant Covers common hazards and how to avoid them, such as radiation, noise, air quality, fire, and electric shock Gives a comprehensive view of workers' rights and international regulations Goes beyond regulations and laws to provide a workable blueprint for creating a safe industrial environment
Based on the 2009 NFPA 70E and current OSHA regulations, this updated edition takes readers step-by-step through the creation of an electrical safety program, discussing program development from conception through finalization for a plan tailored to a company's unique environment.
This student manual, developed by NIOSH, is part of a safety and health curriculum for secondary and post-secondary electrical trades courses. It is designed to engage the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work. It was developed through extensive research with vocational instructors. Chapters: Electricity is Dangerous; Dangers of Electrical Shock; Burns Caused by Electricity (includes First Aid Fact Sheet); Overview of the Safety Model; Recognizing Hazards; Evaluating Hazards; Controlling Hazards: Safe Work Environment; and Controlling Hazards: Safe Work Practices. Glossary of Terms. Illustrations.
Find practical answers to questions on electrical safety in the workplace with this quick and helpful reference. Written by world-renowned consultant and Chairman of NFPA 70E Technical Committee Ray A. Jones, 100 Questions & Answers on Electrical Safety expertly discusses questions based on OSHA regulations and NFPA 70E rules. Practicing electricians, contractors, designers, and inspectors will find this book to be an invaluable resource to ensuring safety on the job.
Every organization must comply with occupational health and safety regulations. Yet it is frequently unclear which actually apply in a given real-life situation, plus the field is loaded with technical terminology and complicated regulations. Many managers, trainers, even safety and health professionals therefore find it hard to know how to comply, with exactly what. Written to make this important discipline more understandable, Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health: What You Need to Know, When You Need It systematically addresses, for each of the 34 topics covered, core issues such as relevant regulations, required program elements, and definitions of key terms. Organized for quick access to information, this handy reference book demystifies required documentation, training elements, medical requirements, recordkeeping, and more. Conveniently, the author uses the same 20-part format for every topic. For example, if you want to know only about the documentation required, you can immediately turn to a topic’s Section 9 (Written Documentation Required). If training requirements are the issue, simply go to a chapter’s Section 12 (Training Requirements). Also provided for each topic are links to quality background and training information, with sample forms and programs where available. The guide covers safety and health topics of interest to a wide cross section of industries and businesses. The author’s relaxed, yet focused approach and consistent format allow efficient access to a broad range of occupational health and safety information. The topics covered include not only those that are currently regulated, but also emerging issues such as injury and illness prevention programs, and the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology.
Creating a safe workplace prevents injuries, reduces service interruptions, protects capital investment, and increases operations uptime. Based on NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements, The Electrical Safety Program Book provides the detailed blueprint you need to develop a program that maximizes electrical safety--and the related benefits it generates. This book, which converts OSHA regulations into an effective working plan, is arranged in a logical order to make you aware of the issues involved and to provide guidance and resources to resolve these issues. In addition to auditing and budgeting considerations, the Program Book covers administrative guidelines concerning setup basics for electrical safety programs, potential procedures and plans, training, and implementation techniques.
Designed not only for reducing the risk in work-related injuries, the NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is designed to answer the reason behind the rules and regulations of job-site safety. Illustrations, charts, tables, and photographs are used throughout the handbook to help apply the standards and eliminate confusion. Readers will know what the proper personal protective clothing and equipment is under various conditions thus ensuring safety and reducing accidents. Serving as a convenient, easy-to-follow resource, this manual can help reduce costs and injuries in the workplace.
Electrical Safety and the Law describes the hazards and risks from the use of electricity, explaining with the help of case studies and accident statistics the types of accidents that occur and how they can be prevented by the use of safe installations, equipment and working practices. It describes the British legislation on the safety of electrical systems and electrotechnical machinery control systems, much of which stems from European Directives and which will therefore be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit), and the main standards and guidance that can be used to secure compliance with the law. There are detailed descriptions covering the risks and preventive measures associated with electrical installations, construction sites, work near underground cables and overhead power lines, electrical equipment and installations in explosive atmospheres, electrical testing and electrotechnical control systems. Duty holders’ responsibilities for designing, installing, and maintaining safe systems are explained, as well as their responsibilities for employing competent staff. The fifth edition has been substantially updated to take account of considerable changes to the law, standards and guidance; it has been expanded to include: a new chapter on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act; a new chapter describing landlords’ legal responsibilities for electrical safety in private rented properties and social housing; a new chapter on the Electricity Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations; new information on offences, penalties, sentencing guidelines, and relevant case law; a description of the main requirements of BS 7671:2008 and other principal standards, many of which have been amended in recent years; new cases studies to illustrate the hazards and risks; information on changes to GB’s health and safety system.
Completely updated version this classic reference covers both physical hazards and biological agents Provides updated information on protecting workers from proven and possible health risks from manual material handling, extremes of temperature and pressure, ionizing and non-ionizing (magnetic fields) radiation, shiftwork, and more Details major changes in our understanding of biological hazards including Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, Lyme disease, MERS-CoV, TB, and much more All infectious diseases have been updated from an occupational health perspective Includes practical guidance on to how to set up medical surveillance for hazards and suggests preventive measures that can be used to reduce occupational diseases