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National Electric Safety Month

Electricity is a serious workplace hazard. Approximately 350 electrical-related fatalities occur each year and OSHA’s Electrical Standards remain in the top 10 most frequently cited for violations. According to OSHA, electrocution was the second leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites in 2014.

In honor of National Electric Safety Month coming up in May, the Southeastern OTI Education Center is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety, to raise awareness about potential electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety in the home and workplace.

Join us for an OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards class May 2-5 in Raleigh to get a thorough overview of safety-related work practices, electrical hazard recognition, OSHA policies and procedures, and the National Electrical Code. OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. Learn more tips on working safely with electricity from this OSHA FactSheet.


National Fall Prevention Stand-Down

As you plan your yearly training events, be sure to also include the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down during the week of May 2-6, 2016. During this week, consider scheduling activities that focus on preventing fatalities and injuries resulting from falls. The Southeastern OTI Education Center is starting planning efforts now. Watch this short video clip that will provide a little more information.