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If you work construction jobs in Texas, there is a good chance you work around electrical hazards. While you may have training in reducing electric risks, it never hurts to brush up on safety tips.

D & F Liquidators features several tips to keep you and your coworkers grounded. Put them to good use the next time you work around electricity.

Make use of testing equipment

 You can save yourself from suffering a nasty shock by using testing equipment. Such equipment is especially useful for times when you interact with an unfamiliar electrical setup.

Do not forget personal protection

Double-check to see that you have the personal protection you need to stay safe from electric shocks on the construction site. For instance, specific footwear and gloves can keep you safe. Do not forget about eyewear and headgear, as well.

Head an electrical disaster off at the pass

Have preventative equipment such as circuit breakers and voltage regulators on hand. Both can keep an existing problem at bay by protecting equipment and shutting off the flow of power.

Protect cords

Cord protectors, cable covers, safe outlet strips and protective extension cords are also must-haves on construction sites. To better ensure you do not take care of one hazard only to create another, take steps to keep workers from tripping over cables and cords.

Seek out potential issues

It is always best to take a proactive approach in the construction industry. Put your former safety training to good use and keep an eye out for potential electrical hazards while working the site. Implement checklists, managers and even your physical senses to prevent an unnecessary accident.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.