In the workplace, there's always a need for procedures, rules, and courses of action. Restaurants worry about proper food handling techniques. Bankers have classes on what to do in case of a robbery. Schools have fire drills. These are very specific procedures, as they relate to a certain industry. But some things- like electrical safety- can apply to every type of business.
Does your business offer electrical safety tips or instruction on what to do in case of an electrical fire?
If yes, congratulations! If no, you should start one. The Electrical Safety Foundation International's website offers an Electrical Safety Self Assessment test online that can help you get started. It asks questions about your building and your staff, and will guide you towards having your own electrical safety procedure manual.
Electrical accidents on the job cause an average of 13 days away from work and nearly one fatality every day. Don't let your company or employees become a statistic. Keep them safe by staying informed.
- Electrical Safety Self Assessment – http://esfi.org/index.cfm/page/Electrical-Safety-Self-Assessment/pid/12456.
- Safety tips – http://esfi.org/index.cfm/page/Electrical-Safety-in-the-Workplace-Fact-Sheet/cdid/10619/pid/10272
Stay tuned next week for summer-related electrical safety information!