How many times has your company asked a contractor to work on energized equipment? How many times has an electrician chosen to not turn a circuit off because it was an inconvenience? Have you ever worked with a contractor who has an attitude of, “Yes we can work it hot since our competition won’t do it”? These are important and timely questions—and the answers can have major consequences in terms of both human injury and plant operations.
These questions were addressed and answered during a packed technical session at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo being held last week in Anaheim, California.