When most people think of injuries from electrical hazards, I’m sure they see visions of utility lineman, factory maintenance personnel or maybe electricians on a construction site. Visions of fast food restaurants or big box hardware stores probably don’t come to mind, but they should. Retail facilities, no matter the size, can harbor electrical hazards that threaten the employees, contractors and customers.
A quick search of OSHA’s website can turn up numerous injuries and citations that have occurred in retail. Every retail establishment should have a plan for auditing locations for these hazards and a plan to eliminate these hazards. Electrical safety in any facility relies heavily on training staff to recognize electrical hazards and when not to perform a certain task or use a piece of equipment that is unsafe. You don’t have to employ electricians for your employees to be exposed to electrical hazards.
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