Work Safety

  • Never overload electrical circuits. Check your breaker/fuse box to determine if the outlets can safely handle the equipment's electrical load.
  • Use properly wired 3-prong outlets to ensure proper grounding.
  • Make sure your office has sufficient wall outlets to prevent the use of extension cords. If you must use an extension cord, make sure it is rated for the products you are using.
  • Use surge suppression devices to protect sensitive electronic equipment from electrical surges.
  • Survey the job site for safety hazards before you begin working.
  • Read and obey all danger and warning signs.
  • Before working on any piece of electrical equipment, turn the power supply off and lock out and tag out the circuit.
  • When working around electricity with a ladder, use one made of fiberglass or wood.
  • Remove any metal jewelry, rings, or watches before working on electrical equipment. Metal objects are conductors of electricity.
  • Make sure clothing fits snugly when working around machinery. Lose clothing can get tangled in moving machinery parts.