Electrical Safety: A Program Development Guideline from Enform.ca

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Enform released an Electrical Safety program development guideline that is free to the public.

If you’re interested you can check out the details below and download the free guide today!  The guide is based on Canadian standards but the core should be usable by every company.

Because electricity is invisible and we use it constantly, we often fail to recognize the potential risk of exposure to electrical hazards. Provincial and Federal occupational health and safety regulations require that employers provide safe work sites for their employees and contract workers. An electrical safety program should be a part of every organization’s OHSMS.

What Does the Guideline Cover?

This guideline provides direction and information to establish an electrical safety program, including how to:

  • Identify and assess electrical hazards and associated risks related to a work task.
  • Document the necessary policies and practices to eliminate or reduce the risk of exposure to electrical hazards in the workplace.
  • Document the application of preventive and protective control measures to reduce risk of exposure to electrical hazards to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).
  • Train workers to identify the electrical hazards and apply appropriate control measures to reduce risk of exposure.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the control measures.

Companies may use the guideline to: 

  • Develop an electrical safety program.
  • Perform an audit or gap analysis of existing systems.
  • Apply the guideline’s templates, processes, tools and additional resources to improve their existing program.

Click here for the Electrical Safety: A Program Development Guideline

Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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