Follow these 9 steps to improve plant safety and reduce downtime

Source: Graybar

Oct 08, 2013

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:

  1. 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.
  2. To limit arc flash exposure, install an external interface that isolates your workers from live control cabinet components during maintenance.
  3. Use Twist-Lock devices to prevent accidental unplugging of equipment including overhead connections.
  4. 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.

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