I have own a business that installs communications cables for residences and small businesses. I have been in business for over twenty years, and my company serves a five hundred mile radius that encompasses four states. I have been fortunate enough to have never suffered a serious injury on the job. I am also free of the knee and back issues that plague many other comm cable installers. This is because I learned early on ways to avoid accidents and to prevent chronic injuries. Whether I am installing bulk cat5 siamese network cable from http://ginelectronics.com/cat5—cat6-cable, or just installing simple analog cable I follow a few simple rules.
The first rule is to always wear proper safety equipment. Rolls of bulk cat5 siamese network cable from http://ginelectronics.com/cat5–cat6-cable can be extraordinarily heavy. This is why I always wear back support when loading, unloading, and carrying this cable. I also insist that my employees do the same. This not only helps to maintain safety, it also helps to keep my liability and workmens compensation insurance rates low. I can proudly say that I have never had a compensation claim made against me. This is due to diligence, proper training, and supervision. In addition to back support, I am also vigilant about using gloves, knee pads, and safety goggles.
The second rule I always follow is this; I always assume that an electrical wire is ‘hot’. Until I verify differently, this is how I proceed. An electrical shock can be deadly. Comm wires are usually installed next to electrical wires. I’m also vigilant in making sure that no wires I am working near are bare or frayed. I have never been shocked or burned while installing bulk cat6 siamese network cable from http://ginelectronics.com/cat5–cat6-cable. Electrical shocks can cause serious burns, brain and heart damage, and in the worst of cases death. There is no room for taking chances or making assumptions when it comes to electrical safety.
The third rule I follow is to make certain that I inspect and regularly replace worn equipment. Ladders, cutting tools, soldering irons, screw guns, even flashlights either become dangerous when they fall into disrepair, or they become unreliable in potentially dangerous situations. I also pay close attention to recall notices and safety bulletins. I have also replaced a lot of equipment because it no longer met OSHA safety requirements. As an added bonus, new equipment boosts employee morale and allows my workers to complete installs of bulk cat6 siamese network cable from http://ginelectronics.com/cat5–cat6-cable safely and efficiently.
My final rule applies to both myself and my employees. This rule is, ‘don’t be a hero’. If it seems unsafe, walk away. If you are sick or tired, stay home. There is no day of pay worth an injury caused to yourself or others because you chose to work in a state of mind where you might miss a safety risk. Hopefully this article has provided some basic safety recommendations. Safety is the result of action, not inaction.