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Potential Hazard
  • Various hazards associated with the use of high-voltage electrical equipment, including electric shock, electrocution, fires, explosions, and so forth.
Possible Solutions
  • Identify sources of electrical energy.

  • Install and operate equipment according to electrical codes and manufacturer's instructions.

  • Implement a lockout/tagout program [29 CFR 1910.147] to control the unexpected release of energy from machines during maintenance or service activities.

  • Provide insulated tools and PPE [29 CFR 1910 Subpart I] as appropriate during maintenance and service operations.

  • Implement electrical safety programs to further identify and control electrical hazards.
Additional Information

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