‘OSHA QuickTips:’ May is Electrical Safety Month

In recognition of Electrical Safety Month, OSHA is reminding employers and workers about the importance of staying safe when working with electricity on the job. OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics page on electricity features information about standards, hazards and possible solutions to those hazards. The page on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) describes why this practice is important to protect workers from the unexpected startup of machinery, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Visit OSHA’s publications page to find more resources on electrical safety.