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Warning: electrocution hazard to workers servicing overhead fluorescent light fixtures.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Trenton, NJ: Public Health Services Branch, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Occupational Health Service Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 1996 Sep; :1
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) is alerting employers and workers who service or work near overhead fluorescent light fixtures. Since 1990, the NJDHSS Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project has received reports of seven incidents where workers were electrocuted as they were working on or near the lights. A summary of these incidents follows (unless otherwise noted, all lights were 277 volts).
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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Occupational Health Service Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Project, PO Box 360, Trenton NJ 08625-0360
Warning: Electrocution Hazard to Workers Servicing Overhead Fluorescent Light Fixtures
New Jersey Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division