Construction Electrical Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. Learn what you can do to prevent construction-related workplace injuries.

  • Locate and identify utilities, such as overhead power lines and underground wires, before starting work.
  • Look for overhead power lines when operating any equipment.
  • Maintain safe distances from power lines.
  • Do not operate portable electric tools unless grounded or double insulated.
  • Always use ground-fault protection.

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