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Should You Be Doing Electrical Preventive Maintenance? You Bet!

Preventive maintenance is not a new concept. People have been doing precautionary work on motors, engines, and other mechanical systems for decades.

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Five Electrical Hazards to Remember

Electricity is so commonplace in our lives and on our work sites that it’s easy to forget how potentially dangerous it is. I worked as electrician before I became a safety professional, so it’s not surprising that I pay particular attention to matters regarding electricity. What does surprise me, however, is how often very basic safety rules for working around electricity are ignored.

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Don’t Neglect: Inspect!

Equipment must be inspected and tested at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer or mandated by an authority having jurisdiction. After equipment has been accepted and placed in service, it should be tested within its designed parameters to prevent damage.

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