There are numerous people working hard to bring us power every day. Ensuring their safety is a critical task. They need to be protected from not only electrocution — which kills an average of 71 workers annually — but all on-the-job dangers. Below is a brief look into improving safety in the power generation industry.
Energy production is vital to our way of life. However, there are associated risks to people working in power generation. For instance, employees can be exposed to radiation, explosions and other environmental stressors. One of the top threats to worker safety is electrical shock, as well as falling from great heights after being shocked.
To maintain the necessary output that our society depends on, electrical workers must have access to adequate protective equipment and proper training. This includes risk mitigation through comprehensive and routine safety training, along with safer work practices.
It’s advised to hold weekly safety meetings, during which you can review recent accidents and OSHA standards. By imparting this knowledge and reinforcing it routinely, employees may perform more efficiently and be able to better protect themselves and their co-workers.
The risks to employee safety can also be addressed through upgraded machinery and systems. After implementing more durable and advanced components, you may not need as many safety inspections, thus reducing contact. These upgrades may include titanium gears, valves and tubes made through casting.
By ensuring that everyone receives quality electrical safety guidance, the number and severity of power generation industry accidents could be significantly reduced. For other ways to minimize the hazards that power plant employees face, please see the accompanying resource.
Provided by Titanium Processing Center – a titanium company