Ground Prong Failure Causes Stray Voltage - Tingling Sensation (Shock)
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, Work Management/Planning, Hazardous Energy Control

Understanding the warnings, cautions, and limitations supplied in Operating/User Manuals for equipment being operated AND performing electrical cord inspections like it's the 'first time' is key to staying safe. Two Nuclear Chemical Operators experienced tingling sensations when the ground prong on an extension cord being used to power a camera used in tank inspections broke off in the receptacle, failing to provide a path to ground necessary to support the camera's safe operating requirements.


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