Every year, thousands of people suffer from work related injuries. Although not the leading cause of death on the job, electrical hazards account for more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year.
Between the years of 2003 and 2007, electric current was responsible for 1,213 work related fatalities. Another 13,150 were injured badly enough that they were unable to work.
Construction trades are at greater risk for suffering from electrical injuries. This includes electricians, construction laborers, painters, roofers and carpenters. Also, installation, maintenance and repair professionals are at a higher risk.
May is National Electrical Safety Month and we want you to be aware of the safety tips to help your workplace stay protected.
Always take the time to properly train and equip all employees for the job.
Identify all electric shock and arc flash hazards.
Use the right tools for every job.
Before you touch any circuit or conductor, test it.
Only handle electrical equipment and conductors that are de-energized.
Wear proper protective clothing and equipment.
Use insulated tools in areas with potential electrical hazards.
Immediately report any potential electrical hazard you spot in your work place. Just because you see it does not mean everyone else will. You may save someone’s life.
If you have suffered an electrical injury on the job or someplace else you need a lawyer experienced in handling electrical injuries. Your first consultation is free. We have experience handling electrical injuries and on the job injuries and can get you what you deserve. If we don’t collect there is not fee. Call us today at 316-269-1414.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.