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Raising Awareness of Electrical Hazards and Job Site Safety on Construction Projects

Construction Safety Week, May 2- 6, is an annual campaign that brings together a diverse group of organizations and industry professionals from across the globe dedicated to workplace safety. From construction workers and managers, to engineers, supervisors, and architects, there are countless professionals who regularly work and visit a construction site during the span of the project. It’s important that everyone has the tools and resources necessary to do their best work and stay safe on location.

One such vocation crucial to the project is that of the electrician. NFPA Senior Electrical Specialist, Dean Austin, in a recent article in Occupational Health & Safety Magazine (OH&S), discusses what electrical professionals and others need to know when it comes to electrical safety on a construction site. From using the “Hierarchy of Risk Control Method” and following risk assessment procedures to utilizing as-built-drawings and one-line diagrams, Dean explains the importance of knowing about and having the safety measures in place to ensure everyone comes home safely at the end of the workday. 

Learn how to recognize electrical hazards on a construction project and ways to keep you and your colleagues safe on the job. Read Dean’s article in the OH&S Magazine.

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LisaMarie Sinatra
Communications Manager, Public Affairs Office

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