Commercial electrical work arguably poses a significant workplace safety hazard, especially if inexperienced or untrained workers tackle an electrical challenge without knowing the risks or safety protocols.
Hiring certified electricians with extensive safety training and an understanding of complex systems can protect in-house teams as well as prevent safety issues, threat of fire and network inefficiencies down the road.
It’s second nature to call a service technician for updates and repairs to equipment like HVAC systems and plumbing, yet electrical work all too often is an area where DIY or "how hard can it be?" projects turn dangerous and costly for commercial operations or workplaces.
"Our service teams have extensive electrical safety training, including OSHA and NFPA 70E standards, and the highest level skill certifications to ensure your electrical projects are performed at the highest standards," says Safety Manager Mike Carpenter, TD's electrical safety expert. "TD considers electrical hazards to be a life critical safety focus. This means that TD uses layers of safety controls to perform electrical work with high reliability."
OSHA’s publication "Controlling Electrical Hazards" notes that, "We tend to overlook the hazards electricity poses and fail to treat it with the respect it deserves." OSHA’s 71 pages of standards and safety guidelines focus on the exposed or operating elements of an electrical installation such as lighting, equipment, motors, machines, appliances, switches, controls and enclosures, requiring that they be constructed and installed to minimize workplace electrical dangers.
OSHA’s standards also require that certain approved testing organizations test and certify electrical equipment before use in the workplace to ensure it is safe.
Reach out to TDIndustries’ experienced, skilled and safety-focused team to ensure your service projects are handled safely, efficiently and above and beyond the latest OSHA and ESFI standards.