CDC says NC workers get little legal protection from smoke.

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CDC says NC workers get little legal protection from smoke.

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Jan 01, 1995
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Speak up if you’re not sure. OSHA says electrical systems must be grounded. Your employer must check all electric systems, including wiring and switches, to be sure the path to ground is continuous. If you aren’t sure, ask the IBEW foreman on the job. Asking a question can save a life – yours. Steer clear of water and metal. In wet or damp areas, use only tools or equipment designed and labeled for that use. Use fiberglass or wooden ladders and keep metal ladders away from live electric current. Any tool, regardless of the material, can be deadly when wet. HAZARD ALERT Find out more about construction hazards. Get more of these Hazard Alert cards – and cards on other topics. Call 301-578-8500 ©2012, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. All rights reserved. CPWR is the research, training, and service arm of the Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO, and works to reduce or eliminate safety and health hazards construction workers face on the job. Production of this card was supported by Grant OH009762 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH. Electrical current is unforgiving. Inspect equipment and cords for damage Remove and tag as “Do Not Use” anything that has exposed wiring, a missing ground prong, a cracked tool casing, or a frayed, taped or spliced cord. Use double- insulated tools marked with the symbol at left. Before beginning work … Electrocutions happen in less than a second. In 2010, 239 construction workers were killed by electricity.* More than 2/3 of those killed are not electricians. If you think you are in danger: Contact your supervisor. Contact your union. Call OSHA 1-800-321-OSHA ELECTRICAL SAFETY For NoN-eleCtriCiaNs Once you are working… Overhead power lines are the main killers. You can be killed instantly if you ar

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