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Electrical Safety Do's and Don'ts Checklist

DO:

  • Check wiring to make sure it's
    1. properly insulated
    2. the right choice for the job (such as labeled for use outdoors, or in work areas with hazardous substances)
  • Check that electrical connections are tight
  • Make sure plugs match their outlets (three-­pronged plugs go in three-pronged outlets only)
  • Read and follow manufacturer's instructions for electrical equipment
  • Wear rubber gloves and any other assigned protective clothing and equipment
  • Keep machines and tools lubricated
  • Use waterproof cords outdoors
  • Keep the work area clean and promptly and property dispose of oily rags, paper, sawdust, or anything else that could burn
  • Keep electrical equipment clean
  • Leave electrical repairs to trained experienced electricians
  • Leave at least three feet of workspace around electrical equipment
  • Report any electrical tool, equipment, or wire problems immediately.

DON'T:

  • Overload motors, circuits, or outlets
  • Run cords along the floor
  • Use temporary wiring except in emergencies
  • Put anything but a plug into an electrical outlet
  • Place cords near heat or water
  • Allow grease, dust, or dirt to build up on machinery
  • Touch anything electric with wet hands
  • Leave machinery or heating equipment running unattended after working hours
  • Let cords get twisted or tangled
  • Go near a downed power line
  • Work near a power line with anything metal
  • Wear metal jewelry when working with electrical equipment
  • Use a power tool that smokes, sparks, smells, or shocks
  • Work on electrical equipment without locking it out and tagging it
  • Go in any area with guarded electrical equipment without authorization

Electrical Safety Do's and Don'ts Checklist

Electrical Safety Do's and Don'ts Checklist

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