According to a recent BWC blog post, in 2019, there were 166 fatalities and 1,900 injuries requiring days away from work in the U.S. related to electrical injuries. There were three electrocutions in Ohio last year, an increase from previous years. The majority of electrical fatalities occur in construction and maintenance.
BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene (DSH) offers no-charge resources to help employers improve electrical workplace safety, including educational courses, safety talks and consulting. Check it out. 5/25/2021