All month long, Tyndale is taking a brief but important detour from our normal coverage of arc flash and flash fire hazards and focusing on electrical shock hazards.
Each year, shock causes more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries. Electric shock can result in anything from a slight tingling sensation to immediate cardiac arrest. The severity depends on:
Electric currents are measured in amps. To put shock into perspective 0.1 amps for 3 seconds is enough to cause ventricular fibrillation and 0.2 aps for 1 second can cause heart failure. Shock can also cause surface and internal burns! Follow along as we unearth this scary hazard and arm you with information and recommended products to help keep you safe on the job.