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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
Prevention Video (v-Tool) | Electrocution/Work Safely with Ladders Near Power Lines (Electrocución/Trabaje de manera segura con escaleras cerca de líneas eléctricas aéreas)
These videos, which are available in English and Spanish, show how quickly contact with overhead power lines can result in the electrocution of a worker. It also shows what employers can do to ensure the work is done more safely.
Electrical current exposes workers to a serious, widespread occupational hazard; practically all members of the workforce are exposed to electrical energy during the performance of their daily duties, and electrocutions occur to workers in various job categories...
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Electrical
Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Learn more on this website about safety and health precautions and regulations related to electrical work.