CHAPTER 6

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

4.0 GENERAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY RULES

 

4.1  Personal Safety

4.2  Defective Equipment


4.1       Personal Safety

·         Do not work on live equipment.

·         Do not hold energized electrical appliances with wet hands or when wearing wet shoes.

·         Body moisture or perspiration lowers resistance, which permits a greater current flow.  Keep body resistance high by keeping hands and feet dry.  Shoes should be worn during working hours (rubber-soled shoes are preferable).

 

4.2       Defective Equipment

·         Never ignore a “tingling” sensation caused by a piece of equipment.  This indicates that the equipment is defective.  Turn it off, unplug it, tag it “Remove From Service” and report it to the appropriate department for repairs: 

·         Clinical Equipment Services (CES) (for hospital/clinical equipment) – ext 76143

·         Biomedical Engineering and Electronics (BMEE) (for research equipment) - ext 32750

·         Facilities Operations and Management (for building equipment and power) - ext 21586 

Any device or instrument under a private maintenance contract (copy machines) should be reported directly to the company that services the contract.