Employee safety and productivity, machine downtime and production throughput are all impacted by the condition of the workplace environment. Here are 9 steps to help make sure your facility is safe:
- GFCI receptacles with Self-Test technology provide continually monitored protection. Make sure GFCIs are installed in wet and damp locations. Also, ensure portable power tools are used on circuits with GFCI protection.
- To limit arc flash exposure, install an external interface that isolates your workers from live control cabinet components during maintenance.
- Use Twist-Lock devices to prevent accidental unplugging of equipment including overhead connections.
- There is potential for dangerous arcing when equipment is unintentionally connected or disconnected under load. Use Circuit-Lock Switched Mechanical Interlock Enclosures to virtually eliminate the possibility of making or breaking of a circuit under load.