Electrocution at Work
Your employer must provide a safe workplace environment. If you’ve been electrocuted on the job, it’s very possible that your employer is ultimately responsible. Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several regulations concerning workplace safety, accidents in the workplace continue to be a hazard faced by workers in Texas. If you’ve been electrocuted on the job, contact the Austin labor attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017.
Workplace electrocution injuries can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common involve faulty products. People from all different sorts of jobs come into contact with electricity-fed items every day, from industrial equipment to power tools to computers to electric lights. Anything that gets its power from electricity is a potential electrocution hazard. While following safety procedures and being careful around dangerous items can help reduce the chance of being electrocuted, even the most safety-conscious employee may be accidentally electrocuted.
Electrocution Safety Tips
Fortunately, there are a few general tips you can follow to reduce the likelihood of being electrocuted.
- Check the cord before operating any corded item. If the cord is frayed, you could be at a higher risk
for electrocution. Be observant and careful. Don’t pick up any object by the cord.
- Only use electrical items on grounded plugs to reduce the chance of electric shock.
- Never use electrical equipment with different voltage than it was designed for.
- Do not use electrical equipment while standing on or in water.
- Do not unplug items by the cord.
If you or someone you love has been electrocuted on the job, contact the Austin labor attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017 today.