There are, and will be in the foreseeable future, a shortage of qualified electrical workers in all types of industry. This includes industrial, commercial, residential, and utility maintenance, along with these same shortages in construction.
The costs associated with incidents, accidents, injuries, and fatalities are staggering. In fact, “every year workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths cost our nation $170 billion. That’s money that businesses can save and pain workers can avoid.”
The cost of performing a hazard analysis and risk assessment of the facility, providing qualified worker training programs, developing electrical safety programs and procedures, and purchasing all required personal protective equipment is, in the long run, much more cost effective than having an employee injury or fatality.
Information provided by Steve Abbott, Stark Safety Consultants, Inc.