How to reduce electrical-related deaths and injuries to zero
BY JENIFER ROBERTSON, Electrical Safety Authority
Consider this scenario: An electrician is modifying an electrical circuit in a ceiling space at an educational institute. To perform the task, he de-energizes his specific circuit, but leaves the others in the same junction box energized.
While making the wiring modifications, the electrician makes incidental contact with a 347-volt, energized conductor with his right thumb and baby finger. He receives a shock.
Does this sound like a rarity? Well, it is not. In fact, this is a real-life incident that happened in Ontarioâ€”and it was preventable. The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) shares statistics, trends, and case studies like this to foster greater understanding of who is at risk of electrical-related injuries and death.Read the full article in our digital magazine