Electrical Safety Events at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (NREL - STM Campus)

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Electrical, Operations, Laboratory, Lasers

National Renewable Energy Laboratory employees experienced two minor electrical shock events. While both employees were not injured, these events led executive management to initiate a stand-down of the Field Test Laboratory Building. The Electrical Safety Officers performed an electrical sweep of the building to mitigate potential electrical shock and fire hazard. Over 4000 pieces of equipment were inspected and stickered according to inspection results.

Lessons Learned: All employees are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around you. You can help protect yourself and co-workers by looking over your work space to identify conditions that may create a shock or fire hazard. Communication and hazard identification is critical in ensuring all workers have a safe work environment. The lessons learned are intended to be communicated as a positive tool for increasing awareness and preventing similar events from occurring at other locations.

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