Workshop Safety: Working Around Electricity
Many students and teachers are injured each year because of their carelessness around electricity. Electricity can be either a friend or a foe. Improper usage or ignorance of electrical safety hazards can result in one of the thousands of electrical accidents that happen every year; an average of 300 electrocutions, 12,000 shock and burn injuries and 150,000 electrical fires are reported annually! Subjects Covered Include: Overview of conductors and insulators, Extension cord use, Proper wattage, Recognition of defects in electrical equipment.