Live Wire: Safety Planning for Electrical Hazards

High voltage underground and overhead power lines are an ever-present danger in the construction industry. In fact, it counts among OSHA's "Fatal Four" in construction related deaths and injuries. Planning and managing work near electric overhead and underground power lines requires basic safety measures so that risks from accidental contact or close proximity to the lines are ... [Continue Reading]

Working with Electricity: Our Industry’s Greatest Risk

Electricity is among the most serious workplace hazards, exposing workers to the risk of electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. Of all the occupational fatalities that occurred from 2003-2010, more than 1,700 of those were due to contact with electric current, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. The construction industry had the ... [Continue Reading]