Power is the force that keeps society operating, a lifeline for people in hospitals, mines, factories, retail and even in homes. Power generation safety means understanding and respecting the power we create. The hazards of working with electricity are profound. An arc flash/blast, for example, can produce pressure waves of over one thousand pounds, melt metal electrical components and blast molten droplets considerable distances. Because the equipment is stationary, workers often fail to recognize the risk of injury in power generation operations.
Safety must come first – proper personal protective equipment, machine inspections – tips can be found in you Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM) – and jobsite awareness. Tools to help create a “safety first” culture including free safety videos, safety checklists and toolbox talks and even online training can be found here at SAFETY.CAT.COM™.
Safety Tips for Working on and Around Electric Power Generation Equipment
Launch this document and flip through 10 safety tips for working on and around electric power generation equipment.
Caterpillar believes in the importance of safety and we want our customers to arrive Safely home. Everyone. Every day.™ This requires safe and reliable equipment, well-trained operators, properly designed job sites and a commitment to safety throughout the organization. Wherever you are in your safety journey, Caterpillar Safety Services is committed to providing you the tools, resources and knowledge to develop a sustainable culture of safety excellence.