What are the dangers of using electricity?
The main hazards with electricity are:
- contact with live parts causing shock and burns.
- faults which could cause fires;
- fire or explosion where electricity could be the source of ignition in a potentially flammable or explosive atmosphere, e.g. in a spray paint booth.
How important is safety precautions?
Safety precautions must be strictly adhered to because if they are not, some employees can put all other employees at risk. Work place accidents translate into days missed for work, reduced productivity, and lost profits. Employees should feel safe at work and protected from hazardous materials and dangerous machines.
What are things we need energy to power?
Energy is an essential part of our daily lives! We use energy to heat and cool our homes, schools, and businesses. We use energy for lights and appliances. Energy makes our vehicles go, planes fly, boats sail, and machines run. All living things need energy too.
Can we live without energy?
We human beings need energy for everything. In fact, our body is the most in demand, our cells need energy to live. When we get up, move, walk, think and in all our daily activities, our body needs this element in order to function.
What is the effect of physical hazard?
Excessive energy exposure can cause pain and injury. If exposure occurs day after day, we may develop a disease and possibly a disability. Physical hazards include exposure to slips, trips, falls, electricity, noise, vibration, radiation, heat, cold and fire.
Is electricity a physical hazard?
Electricity. Electricity poses a danger to many workers. Electrical injuries can be divided into four types: fatal electrocution, electric shock, burns, and falls caused by contact with electric energy. Electrocution is one of the major hazards on construction sites.
What is electric hazard?
An electrical hazard is a dangerous condition where a worker can or does make electrical contact with energized equipment or a conductor. Static electricity is the accumulation of charge on surfaces as a result of contact and friction with another surface.