"Electricity is a powerful tool. It can also be a lethal hazard. Better safety standards have reduced electrical hazards that cause deaths, injuries and property damage. But good safety habits are still the best prevention against electrical hazards." -ESFI
Lighthouse Electrical's Commitment to Safety
There is no room for error when it comes to electricity. That is why Lighthouse Electrical is 100% committed to our employees well-being and our customer's safety on all electrical service projects. All of our service technicians possess the required safety training and technical expertise to professionally and safely perform electrical service work.
Lighthouse Electrical has gone above and beyond "minimum" training requirements by sending our electrical service technicians to in-depth Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electrical training. After successful completion, our electrical service technicians are certified and prepared to ensure you, your family and loved ones receive more than you realize. That is peace of mind knowing the work we do is secure, safe and sound. Simply put, when our service technician departs, You are Protected and Your Property's Electrical System is Safe
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FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY. DO NOT USE ELECTRICAL SAFETY INFORMATION AS A "HOW-TO" GUIDE OR FOR TRAINING PURPOSES. CALL A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN IF YOU SUSPECT OR KNOW AN UNSAFE ELECTRICAL CONDITION EXISTS. CALL 911 IF YOU THINK OR KNOW AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON HAS RECEIVED AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
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How Is an Electrical Shock Received?
An electrical shock is received when electrical current passes through the body. Current will pass through the body in a variety of situations. Whenever two wires are at different voltages, current will pass between them if they are connected. Your body can connect the wires if you touch both of them at the same time. Current will pass through your body.
In most household wiring, the black wires and the red wires are at 120 volts. The white wires are at 0 volts because they are connected to ground. The connection to ground is often through a conducting
ground rod driven into the earth. The connection can also be made through a buried metal water pipe. If you come in contact with an energized black wire—and you are also in contact with the neutral white wire, current will pass through your body. You will receive an electrical shock.
First Aid for Electrical Shock
If you believe someone has been electrocuted take the following steps:
- Look first. Don’t touch. The person may still be in contact with the electrical source. Touching the person may pass the current through you.
- Call or have someone else call 911 or emergency medical help.
- Turn off the source of electricity if possible. If not, move the source away from you and the affected person using a non conducting object made of cardboard, plastic or wood.
- Once the person is free of the source of electricity, check the person's breathing and pulse. If either has stopped or seems dangerously slow or shallow, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately.
- If the person is faint or pale or shows other signs of shock, lay the person down with the head slightly lower than the trunk of his or her body and the legs elevated.
- Do not touch burns, break blisters, or remove burnt clothing. Electrical shock may cause burns inside the body- get the person professional medical attention immediately.
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