Wire and Cable Safety

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How to establish a safer work environment


Job sites can be dangerous places. And, when it comes to working with wire and cable, injuries can happen almost instantly. The most common injuries include cuts from blades and wire cutting tools, and slipping on dripped wire lubricant. Following a few basic wire and cable safety procedures can go a long way to making sites as risk-free as possible. Electrical Source Magazine and Cerro Wire have four wire and cable safety tips that can help achieve these goals.

When you are working at a job site, some quick and easy injury prevention tips to keep in mind include using pre-installed pulling devices to reduce cutting accidents, using pre-lubricated wire to reduce slip and fall accidents, and selecting wire with full color insulation to promote better wire identification.

But, more important than any individual tip, however, is the need to establish a “culture of safety”. Do not accept the notion that “accidents happen” or that they are simply a part of job site life. Acculturate your company’s staff to safety vigilance and strict adherence to safety procedures and you will be well on your way to better wire and cable safety.

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