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Electrical Safety in the Workplace and Why It's Important

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Electricity has long been recognized as one of the most serious workplace hazards on only construction sites. Construction workers and Electrical professionals are exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires and explosions. Every day the following construction concerns are the reason “OSHA Electrical Construction Regulations Simplified” by James Stallcup Sr. was developed and published. This book helps to promote worker safety and a safe work environment at all types of construction work sites.

OSHA, NEC, and The 29 CFR Part 1926

Experts in electrical safety have traditionally looked to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for help in the practical safeguarding of persons from these hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized the important role of the NEC in defining basic requirements for safety in electrical installations by including the entire 1971 NEC by reference in Subpart K of 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 (Construction Safety and Health Standards).

 

The Stallcup’s have authored a series of publications to make these regulations easier to understand, by correlating these rules and regulations with other codes and Standards, such as the NEC, NFPA 70E, and the NESC. And by illustrating their application, the adherence by employers and workers is promoted. The OSHA Standards present necessary and constant considerations by an employer for their implementation.

Stallcup’s and More!

ECSTI offers a full virtual library of Stallcups’ books and publications. We are continually updating our library with the best:

  • Electrical reference publications
  • Videos
  • Interactive tutorials 
  • Professional tips

As a member of Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute you will have access to the full interactive library. Members will also have access to all continued education courses for free. To sign up your Company click here, to sign up as an Individual click here.

Did you know?

  • There are more than 7 million persons employed in construction, representing 5% of the labor force.

 

  • 21% of builders and construction workers are self-employed.

 

  • Of 636,000 construction companies, 90% employ fewer than 50 workers. Few of these construction companies have formal safety and health programs.

 

  • There are 1,000 construction workers killed on the job each year. That’s more than any other industry!

 

  • 15% of workers’ compensation costs are spent on construction injuries.

 

 

 

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