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Electrician Health and Safety Hazards

Health and safety hazards for electricians include:

  • Exposure to lead, solvents, solder, and other toxic materials.
  • Risk of electrical burns and fatal electrical shock.
  • Increased risks of injury from working in confined spaces.
  • Exposure to toxic welding fumes and ultraviolet radiation.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures with attendant risks of frostbite and heat stress.
  • Injury from work in awkward positions, repetitive manual tasks, and lifting heavy objects.
  • Exposure to toxic molds, fungi, and bacteria.
  • Risk of infections and diseases from exposure to bird or rodent droppings.
  • Risks of falling from working at heights.
  • Risk of eye injury from flying particles.
  • Injuries from slips, trips and falls.
  • Injuries from working with hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • Stress and risk of increased injury from shift work or extended work days.
  • Exposure to asbestos with attendant risks of cancer and lung disease.