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Electric current safety.
Archer P; Wendling T
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2008 Jul; :1
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.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-shock; Electrical-workers; Electricity
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
Electric Current Safety
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 18, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division