Here is a common sight in any office and yet so easy to correct. Electrical cords running in a walk area or where people stand, sit, or otherwise occupy. Easy fix to tape down or put a rug over it to minimize the slip/trip/fall hazard. Also helps with preventing damage to the electrical equipment and accidentally pulling the laptop off of the table.
Hazards such as this are simple to control, but cause more accidents and injuries than many other hazards. Not only are these accidents preventable, but when they do occur, they tend to be costly and have a long recovery time.
Here is one from a client jobsite audit that I came across the other day. I think they overloaded a circuit but I could be mistaken.
Here is some great information that you can use to gauge your electrical safety program within your own organization. I came across this organization at Safety 2012 (ASSE National Convention in Denver). They have some really good training videos and tools to help improve electrical safety and awareness at home and at work. Be sure to share home safety with your employees, after all we want them safe at work and at home.
How Do You Know if your workforce is properly protected from electrical hazards? – ESFi :: Electrical Safety Foundation International.
If you have not seen this, check it out. A great story to use and share with your employees or use in your training. ARC Flash is a serious issue, don’t let these types of injuries happen to people you know.