EHS on Tap: E44 It’s Electrical Safety Month! The Gloves Are Coming On to Fight the Hazard

Electrical safety

May is Electrical Safety Month, and the danger of electrical hazards remains a constant concern in workplaces nationwide. In fact, electrocution remains one of the four leading causes of workplace deaths in the construction industry, commonly called the “Fatal Four” by OSHA, with approximately 9% of deaths in the workplace being caused by electrocution. In this episode, sponsored by AVO Training Institute, we’re marking Electrical Safety Month with an expert who can give us some insight into the issues surrounding electrical safety, from common hazards to personal protective equipment to strategies for keeping employees safe around electricity.

Joining us today on EHS on Tap is Ralph Parrett, AVO Senior Instructional Designer and Senior Training Instructor.

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Author's nameRalph Parrett is is a U.S. Navy Veteran with over 11 years of professional experience relating to electrical safety and maintenance training. He started working as a Senior Training Instructor for AVO Training Institute in 2017 and is now also a Senior Instructional Designer as well. Ralph has extensive knowledge of the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting for control and instrumentation, relay logic systems, ABB control systems, Central Control station programs, and other various types of equipment. He has also developed and taught curriculum covering theory, operation, maintenance, and safety of engineering systems.


EHS on Tap is an environmental, health, and safety podcast by BLR’s EHS Daily Advisor. On each episode of EHS on Tap, our host will discuss emerging legal, regulatory, and policy issues with industry experts and the impacts to everyday safety and environmental professionals. EHS on Tap topics run the gamut of contemporary issues facing EHS managers and professionals today.

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