H A R V A R D U N I V E R S I T YEH&S Awareness TrainingELECTRICAL SAFETYThe following safety information can help you to avoid electrical hazards andshock. Always use safe work practices on the job.üKeep your work area clean and dry.üNever work around electricity when you or your work areais wet.üAlways use GFCI protection in wet or damp environments.üCheck all extension cords to ensure that they are notdamaged, cracked, cut or broken.üAlways use grounded electrical outlets.üNever remove the grounding post from a threeprong plug to make it fit into a two-plug wall socket.üKeep electric equipment clean and in good working condition.üNever use electrically powered equipment on aluminum laddersthat conduct electricity.üDo not work on or around electrical equipment unless you aresure that it cannot be started by someone else.üDo not attempt to clean machinery while it is plugged in.üDo not attempt to repair broken electrical equipment. Tag as “Out ofService” and tell your supervisor.üDo not leave a machine plugged in while unattended.üIf you have questions, ask your supervisor.
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