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What electrical hazards do workers face?

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Electrical current exposes workers to a serious, widespread workplace hazard. Many workers are exposed to electrical energy while completing their daily responsibilities, and many are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment — making them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution.

There are four main types of electrical injuries:

  • Electrocution (fatal)
  • Electric shock
  • Burns
  • Falls caused as a result of contact with electrical energy

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