Perspectives of Safe Work Practices: Improving Personal Electrical Safety of Low-Voltage Systems from Electrical Hazards


  • Y. Mobarak Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • A. Alshehri Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
Volume: 6 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 1307-1315 | December 2016 |


A person’s understanding of a safety hazard has a dramatic effect on his or her behavior. An in-depth understanding of a hazard usually results in a healthy respect for what can happen. People who know the most about a specific hazard tend to rely more heavily on procedures and plans to guide their actions. Personal protective equipment selection and use are influenced by increased understanding of a hazard. Training and training programs are influenced by the depth of knowledge held by all members of the line organization. Recent work has focused attention on the thermal effects of arc flashes. However, when electrical energy is converted into thermal energy in an arcing fault, still another energy conversion is taking place. Applications are on record that suggest that a considerable amount of force is created during an arcing fault. Concrete block walls can be destroyed by the increased pressure that is created during an arcing fault. This study is present about preventing injuries to people. We will study about injuries and then develop some understanding about electrical hazards. Also, we will present about safe work practices, responsible, and then about what makes us act as we do.


Personal Electrical Safety, Injuries, Electrical Hazards, Safe Work Practices, Responsibility


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Y. Mobarak and A. Alshehri, “Perspectives of Safe Work Practices: Improving Personal Electrical Safety of Low-Voltage Systems from Electrical Hazards”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1307–1315, Dec. 2016.


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