Common Electrical Safety Mistakes: Best Practices For Avoiding OSHA Violations And Citations
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In October 2013, the preliminary figures for OSHA's top 10 violations for FY 2013 revealed thousands of violations related to electrical safety. Coming in at number five was "electrical, wiring methods" with 3,452 violations.
Common issues involved problems with flexible cords and cables, boxes, and temporary wiring; poor use of extension cords; and using temporary wiring as permanent wiring.
At number eight was "lockout/tagout," with 3,254 violations ranging from poor or no energy control procedures to inadequate worker training, and incomplete inspections.
"Electrical, general" took the number nine spot (2,745 violations) for exposure to electric shock and electrocution.
One of the best ways to improve the overall compliance of your safety program is to take a close look at the electrical safety violations for which OSHA is citing companies, including yours. By taking advantage of these "hard lessons learned" you can use the information to identify gaps in your current program and share what you've learned with senior management, facility staff, and your audit team.
Join us for this in-depth webinar when our presenter, a seasoned safety expert who has helped many companies develop compliant electrical safety programs, will provide participants with an assessment of the FY 2013 electrical violation categories and suggest ways to use the information to improve overall electrical safety compliance.
You And Your Colleagues Will Learn:
- The electrical violations on the FY 2013 list and how the electrical safety violation categories relate to OSHA's 2014 enforcement strategy and initiatives such as the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and the National Emphasis Program
- Approaches you can take for using the electrical safety violations to evaluate your existing compliance status
- How to incorporate this information into your audit and inspection process
- What you can do to stay ahead of OSHA enforcement actions in the area of electrical safety
- The potential impact of new and pending electrical safety regulations and consensus standards such as NFPA70E as they relate to future enforcement trends
- Ways your company can use various data bases such as the electrical violations on the Top 10 to develop your company's own "Electrical Safety Focus" list
- Why misunderstanding "Arc Flash" can cost money and lives
- The key elements of an electrical safety program
- How can you improve your lockout/tagout program
- Ways to identify and evaluate resources to help you best use this information in a meaningful way
About Your Presenter:
Michael Lawrence is principal of Summit Safety Technologies based in Long Beach, California. Mr. Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager and technical trainer, and has been training adult workers and safety professionals for many years. He is a frequent speaker and is recognized for his expert knowledge of safety regulations, safety management systems, business continuation planning, emergency preparedness, and quality management systems.
Mr. Lawrence has more than 30 years' experience in safety management, technical training, instructional design, and quality management, with skills that were honed during his 16 years in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and 14 years in Naval Aviation.
This experience includes many years in electronics/electrical technology and maintenance. With more than three decades of experience as a frontline worker, supervisor, manager, and business owner, he brings a refreshing down-to-earth approach in the effective sharing of knowledge and experience.
Mr. Lawrence is certified in Safety &Health Systems for Small Business, Instructional Design, and as a Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET).
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NFPA 70E, OSHA electrical standard, National Electrical Code, Common electrical mistakes, OSHA electrical standard violations and citations, Lockout/Tagout
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