|Electricity has become essential to modern life. Perhaps because
it is such a familiar part of our surroundings, it often is not treated with the respect it deserves.
Safety and health programs must address electrical incidents and the variety
of ways electricity becomes a hazard. In general, OSHA requires [29 CFR 1926.416(a)(1)] that employees not work near any part of
an electrical power circuit unless protected. The following hazards
are the most frequent cause of electrical injuries:
Did you know?
Approximately 350 electrical-
related fatalities occur