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Electrical Safety -- 4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety -- 4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Electrical Safety | cuttedge-electric-thisisgay | Scoop.it
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Anyone working with electricity needs to be protected.  For non-qualified personnel they must be protected by enclosures, insulation, barricades and safety signs, or attendants. Qualified workers need to be aware of two job hazards.  Shock hazard and Arc-flash blast.

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety
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Always use caution when working with or around electricity

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Electric dangers: exposure

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While working with electricity you are exposed to lead, solvents, solder, and other bad toxins, toxic welding fumes, toxic molds, fungi, and bacteria. 

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Waste Incineration

Thats dirty

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Landfills fill up quickly.  The best idea to help when they get full is to recycle the trash but instead the incinerators are being used to burn it.  It releases toxins and enviromentalists are concerned.

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Geothermal

WHAT IS GEOTHERMAL?

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 Geothermal energy comes from underground.  Its from rocks that have been heated.  WHen steam comes to the surface it can be used in steam turbines.  This can only happen in some parts of the world.  Water can be ran underground to create the steam. It can also be used to provide hot water to buildings,

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Water Power?

Hydro power.
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Hydro Power. Water has been used for over 100 years in the United Kingdom. It provides over one percent of there electricity. Most places that can give a home to a large plant have been created. They can add smaller plants though. They can either make a dam or a 'run of the river' system.
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Ecotricity - the green energy company, supplier and generator of eco electricity and gas

Ecotricity - the green energy company, supplier and generator of eco electricity and gas | cuttedge-electric-thisisgay | Scoop.it
Switch to ecotricity today and choose green energy, making the biggest difference you can to fighting climate change. We supply homes & businesses with green electricity and green gas.
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About Green Electricity

Information on all the green electricity tariffs available to UK domestic customers, with online sign-up for selected tariffs; and business consultancy services.
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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety
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If you are working around any damp locations, check cords to make sure they are safe to use, check for defects.  Always use a Ground Fault Circuit Interupter when placing an outlet of switch near water.

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https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electrical/

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Electric is dangerous.  Even people with jobs in offices can be exposed to hazards such as electricity.  OSHA's standards are made to keep employees safe.  

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Electrician Health and Safety Hazards

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Health and safety hazards for electricians
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This is a wonderful guide on health and safety hazards that electricians are faced with. It's a list detailing the various health and safety hazards that electricians may not realise that they could encounter such as exposure to toxic molds, fungi, and bacteria. Very useful read for new or existing electricians! 

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Landfill Gas

Wastes

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When all the garbage in a landfill decomposes it creates methane gas  . It can be captured and burnt in a gas turbine to produce electricity.

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Wave power.

Boom

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Britain has some of the strongest waves in the world.  There have been many attempts at creating devices so they could use the immense power of the wave.  With the right support wave power could power a large proportion of UKs electric.  

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Wind

Greenelectric.com

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Wind Power.
 Wind is a powerful resource that we could use to harness electricity to power the world.  All the Wind turbines from around the world are successful.  Using energy from the wind is one of the fastest growing sources of energy.  Wind turbine energy has been changed drastically over the years.  Windmills have been changed to be quieter and more efficient.  Electricity generated from wind mills is now often competitive.  The turbines are starting to be built at sea.  Offshore wind farms will produce alot of electricity. 

 

 

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Renewable Energy - Siemens

Renewable Energy - Siemens | cuttedge-electric-thisisgay | Scoop.it
Details on our solutions around Wind Power, Geothermal Energy, and Solar Power
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