According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), 54% of fatal accidents involving electrical current happened in the construction industry between 2003 and 2017. The industrial sector is just as vulnerable to injury or death caused by the improper handling of electrical current. In an effort to protect all electrical workers, the NEC and NFPA 70 were created.
What is the NEC and NFPA 70? How do they help industrial workers in their daily jobs? What are the benefits of safety training for industrial workers?
NEC is the acronym assigned to the National Electrical Code. This lengthy tome contains all the information needed to work safely with electrical currents in a variety of circumstances. The NEC is often referred to as the NFPA 70. This acronym stands for the National Fire Protection Association, which produces the codebook.
The NEC contains standards for electrical design, installation, and inspection. These regulations are meant to reduce the likelihood of fire damage from electrical systems. Many safety organizations, including OSHA, endorse the NEC and require their electrical workers to understand and uphold the ideas it presents.
Some of the things covered in the NEC include:
The NFPA 70 is an extensive collection of electrical knowledge geared towards create safe structures and power connections. All electrical workers should be familiar with its contents.
Industrial settings are full of potential hazards. The NEC presents clear guidelines that keep workers safe from a number of threats. By adhering to these rules, industrial workers can protect themselves and their coworkers from:
By following the guidelines given by the NEC, industrial workers can reduce the chance of falling victim to these painful and potentially fatal side effects.
There are many advantages to live safety training for industrial workers.
The NFPA 70 is dense reading. Even if you can get through the highly technical information, it is impossible to retain the most important bits. A formal training ensures that workers remember the most important details for their daily work.
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