Undetected Electrical Circuit Hidden in Wooden Storage Box
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

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Topics:  Electrical, Work Management/Planning, Hazardous Energy Control

Older buildings may contain equipment with hidden aspects or latent conditions which may present unrealized workplace hazards. To ensure safety aspects are properly incorporated into work planning, be aware and prepare for hidden hazards. Electrical inspections, for verification of compliance with the National Electrical Code, can prevent future hidden electrical hazards. When energy sources and equipment are not readily visible, protect future workers and enable efficient facility work through appropriate labeling and documentation.

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