At EPSCO, we’re constantly thinking about ways to improve electrical safety. Something all of our experience in the field has taught us is that communication, and cooperation, between management, engineering and safety, and on-site workers are key. The gap between the demands of productivity and the realities of safety can be tough to deal with, but there are practical steps you can take to narrow that gap to reduce hazards and injuries.
It’s important to understand that building a culture of electrical safety in your work environment depends on clear, honest communication about potential hazards your team might run into, and cooperation between management and employees to develop policies and procedures that value an organized approach over getting the job done as quickly as possible.
Your team can avoid many electrical accidents with only an extra step or two of protocol or a few more minutes of their time.
Knowing a life is at stake if something goes wrong is a good place to start. That drives EPSCO engineer Mick Hart to join our pledge to eliminate electrical fatalities by 2030.
Mick is a former Air Force software engineer who wanted to reconnect with his passion for electrical field work – It all started with him being one of those kids who just liked to take things apart to see how they worked. Over the years, Mick’s curiosity evolved and eventually lead him to pursue a Master’s in electrical engineering.
Mick is a lifelong learner who is always asking if there’s a better way to do something. To improve understanding between workers and management. To approach a process innovatively. To make every facility safer. All those reasons make him one of the driving forces behind EPSCO’s culture of electrical safety and help us bring our message and methods of electrical safety to every organization we team up with.