Engaging Safety Professionals in Electrical Safety Topics: A Survey of Decision-Making Processes, Best Practices, and Industry Challenges

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Abstract

  • Electrical hazards are found in nearly every workplace, yet many safety professionals are not equipped with the background necessary to navigate some of the technical issues required to mitigate them. This creates challenges when implementing electrical safety programs and when making sure electrical hazards are addressed with the priority they deserve. A survey of more than 450 manufacturing professionals was conducted to better understand the state of electrical safety at facilities across a wide representation of industries. It examined topics such as how frequently electrical incidents and near misses were reported, personnel?s comfort level with identifying electrical hazards, and responsibility for electrical safety training, budgets, and decisions. Challenges to implementing electrical safety programs, technology, and other important considerations when making purchases were investigated. Familiarity with various electrical safety standards, organizations, and methodologies, along with where safety professionals are seeking information, was measured.
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    Author List

  • Bugaris RM; Floyd HL
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 50
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 3