Construction Safety: Truck Driver Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), truck drivers of heavy trucks have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities.  A total of 76% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 76% of heavy truck driver workplace electrical fatalities occurred […]

Construction Safety: Tree Trimming Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tree trimming occupations have some of the highest numbers of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 84% of these workplace fatalities occurred when tree trimmers came in contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 84% of tree trimming […]

Construction Safety: Roofer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roofers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 81% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 81% of roofer workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines […]

Construction Safety: Painter Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), painters in construction and maintenance have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 78% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations.  78% of painter workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact […]

Construction Safety: Construction Laborer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction laborers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 60% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines, while another 35% were caused by working on or near energized equipment or wires. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in […]

Construction Safety: OSHA Top 4 Construction Hazards

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 how what you can do to prevent construction-related workplace injuries. OSHA Fatal 4 Electrocution: Locate and identify utilities such as overhead power lines and underground wires before […]

Construction Safety: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics is one of the occupations with the most electrically-related workplace fatalities. A total of 90% of these workplace fatalities occur when a heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration mechanic comes in contact with energized equipment or parts on or near the […]

Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace: 2011 – 2022

Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. Between 2011 and 2022, there was a total of 1,322 workplace fatalities involving electricity, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). During this period, 70% of fatalities occurred in non-electrically […]

Importance of Qualified Workers – Video Short

Working with electricity is extremely dangerous, so it’s important to always hire qualified electrical workers for those jobs. At the workplace or job site, 69% of all electrical fatalities involved non-electrical workers. Overhead power lines, unexpected contact with electricity, working on energized parts, ground faults, and damaged wiring accounted for 92% of electrical fatalities. Avoid […]

Overhead Power Line Safety – Video Short

Overhead power lines cause 46% of electrically related deaths in the workplace. To avoid danger, always look up and be aware of overhead power lines. Always assume that lines are live and dangerous. Keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet away from any lines. Never touch anything that is in contact with power […]

Workplace Safety: Avoid Common Electrical Hazards

Contact with or exposure to electricity is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. Follow these tips to avoid electrical injury: Overhead Power Line Contact 46% of all electrical fatalities are caused by contact with overhead power lines 57% of overhead power line fatalities were in non-electrical occupations Always assume all lines are live […]

Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace: 2011 – 2021

Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. Between 2011 and 2021, there was a total of 1,201 workplace fatalities involving electricity reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and 1,653 electrical fatalities reported by the Bureau of […]