Article | November 8, 2006

Article: Electricity - The 'SILENT KILLER'

Source: AVO Training Institute, Inc.

By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE

Electricity is often referred to as a "silent killer" because it cannot be tasted, seen, heard, or smelled. It is essentially invisible. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to electrical shock, which can result in electrocution, serious burns, or falls that result in other injuries or even death.