Safety Challenges in Utilities
Between 2003 to 2010, there were over 160 reported deaths due to contact with electric current in the United States. In addition to electrical hazards, employees who are frequently dealing with gas, water, and sewage are also exposed to environmental risks and hazards.
Lone working has also become commonplace for those working in this industry. Many employees regularly travel between, and work in sites alone, empty properties and client homes. Lone working brings with additional risks in addition to other common hazards such as:
- Working in confined spaces often with electrical equipment
- Working at heights and the potential of falling from height
- Working near water
- Working with hazardous substances
One option we offer to help address the top safety issue of slips, trips and falls is our Belle X wearable as part of our SafetyAware solution. This lightweight device offers check-in, fall detection, and SOS in the event of an emergency.Find out how we can help