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Keep your workplace safe by staying alert to hazards and taking important steps to prevent electrical shock or fire.

If you have any questions or require assistance from PSNH, call your PSNH Account Representative.

Electrical Equipment Safety

Prevent electrical accidents or fires by ensuring that your electrical system is set up properly and complies with code. Many electrical fires can be traced to overloaded circuits that can cause overheating and may melt or burn, exposing live wires.

  • Have your facility’s electrical system inspected periodically by a qualified electrician or licensed electrical inspector.
  • Refer to the NFPA 70E regulations when working on the electrical system.
  • Ensure that your electrical equipment is in good working order. Inspect electrical cords for wear or frayed wires, and replace any that are damaged.
  • Read and follow the instruction manual before using unfamiliar equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment is your last line of defense against shock and electrical burns.

  • Keep your gloves and other gear in good condition—even a pinhole will let electricity through.
  • Use insulated tools.

Emergency Response Plan

Be prepared with a detailed emergency response plan. At all times, employees should know:

  • The location of the nearest multipurpose fire extinguisher and how to use it
  • The nearest emergency exit or fire escape
  • Your company’s escape plan
  • Company procedures for notifying firefighters and other emergency personnel. Try to extinguish a fire yourself only if you are trained and the fire is small or non-threatening. When in doubt, get out and take others with you.

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