Electrical Safety: Mitigating Shock and Arc Flash Risks

Electrical safety is of vital importance in plants and workplaces around the industry. Failure to comply with published guidance, regulations, and standard industry practices can lead to avoidable injuries including: shocks, burns, and deaths from electrocution. The data shows that in overall safety numbers, 1 in 300 recordable injuries will result in death.  If we look at the electrical safety numbers, we see 1 in 13 electrical related recordable injuries result in death.  Electrical safety is important to JCS because electrical injuries impose huge personal and organizational tolls, often lead to longer than usual hospital stays, and can permanently alter the injured person’s life.