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Controlling Electrical Hazards - Health & Safety

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Act

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Preventing Electrical Hazards

Electrical accidents appear to be caused by a combination of three possible factors - unsafe equipment and/or installation, workplaces made unsafe by the environment, and unsafe work practices. There are various ways of protecting people from the hazards caused by electricity. These include: insulation, guarding, grounding, electrical protective devices, and safe work practices.

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