Kaizen India’s mission is to protect the livelihoods of industry/factory workers or any employee sitting in a corporate office, and, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. To follow this lets focus to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or fatal injury.
Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, maintenance personnel can be educated through visual management at workplace. This visual management consists of best quality electrical safety posters, electrical safety signages and safety equipments to use in case of an emergency such as fire. Office workers, retail, hospitality, contractor, restaurant, and other employees work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to electrical hazards.
Normal wear on extension cords can loosen or expose wires. Non 3-wire cords are not designed for hard usage, or that have been modified increase your risk of contacting electric current and receiving an electric shock.
Follow these tips when using devices powered by electricity:
- Do not modify electrical cords or use them incorrectly.
- Use factory-assembled, UL-Listed cord sets and only 3-wire extension cords.
- Use extension cords only for light-duty, temporary use (two weeks maximum). Plan to hard-wire items that will be powered on a long-term basis.
- Remove cords from receptacles by pulling on the plugs, not the cords.
- Visually inspect all electrical cords before use.
- Remove from service any cords that are frayed, cut, missing ground prongs, or have exposed wiring.
- Do not run extension cords from one floor level to the next or through doorways where doors can be closed onto cords.
- Use only GFCI outlets in wet areas, near sinks or tubs, or where there is a potential for liquids and electric devices to be used.