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Electric current safety.

Authors
Archer-P; Wendling-T
Source
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2008 Jul; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20038704
Abstract
Between 1998 and 2006, 54 workers in Oklahoma died on-the-job as a result of exposure to electric transmission lines or other electric current. In 2006, workers' compensation paid for approximately 20 hospital stays for electric current exposure, with median charges of $20,178. Many workers may be unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work areas or may believe that only certain occupations (e.g., electric power workers/linemen) are at risk. In fact, electrical energy surrounds us and can cause serious and fatal shocks, burns, falls, and electrocutions to workers of all industries.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-shock; Electrical-workers; Electricity
Contact
Pam Archer, M.P.H., Tracy Wendling, M.P.H., Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Publication Date
20080701
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008475
Source Name
Electric Current Safety
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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