Definition of Power outage work safety
Power outage work safety: At work, employers and employees should be aware of:
Potential measures to reduce risk may include the following:
As power returns after an outage, people at work may be at risk of electrical or traumatic injuries as power lines are reenergized and equipment is reactivated. It is recommended that employers and employees be aware of those risks and take protective steps if they are in contact with or in proximity to power lines, electrical components, and the moving parts of heavy machinery.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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