S A F E T Y M O D E L S TAG E 3 — C O N T rO L L I N G H A Z A r D S : S A F E WO r K P r AC T I C E S
Section 8 Safety Model Stage 3— Controlling Hazards: Safe Work Practices
How Do You Work Safely?
A safe work environment is not enough to control all electrical haz- ards. You must also work safely. Safe work practices help you con- trol your risk of injury or death from workplace hazards. If you are working on electrical circuits or with electrical tools and equipment, you need to use safe work practices.
Before you begin a task, ask yourself:
❑ What could go wrong?
❑ Do I have the knowledge, tools, and experience to do this work safely?
All workers should be very familiar with the safety procedures for their jobs. You must know how to use specific controls that help keep you safe. You must also use good judgment and common sense.
Control electrical hazards through safe work practices.
Plan your work and plan for safety.
Avoid wet working conditions and other dangers.
Avoid overhead powerlines.
Use proper wiring and connectors.
Use and maintain tools properly.
Wear correct PPE.