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Assured Equipment Grounding

Assured equipment grounding (AEG) is a critical safety measure to protect workers from electrical hazards when working with electrical equipment. The purpose of AEG is to provide a low-resistance path from the equipment to ground, ensuring that any electrical faults are safely and quickly diverted away from workers. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when working with electrical equipment and AEG:

  1. Follow OSHA Standards: Familiarize yourself with OSHA regulations and standards for electrical safety, including those related to AEG.
  2. Test Equipment Regularly: Test all equipment for proper grounding before each use, and retest if it has been moved or dropped. Use an approved tester to verify that the equipment is properly grounded.
  3. Use the Correct Grounding Devices: Use only approved grounding devices, such as three-prong plugs, grounding wires, or ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), to ensure that equipment is grounded properly.
  4. Maintain Equipment: Regularly inspect equipment for any signs of damage or wear, such as frayed cords, cracked casings, or exposed wires. Repair or replace damaged equipment immediately.
  5. Train Workers: Workers should receive proper training on the safe use and handling of electrical equipment and AEG. They should understand the importance of AEG and know how to test for and recognize potential electrical hazards.
  6. Practice Safe Work Habits: Avoid using electrical equipment near water, and always unplug equipment before making any adjustments or repairs. Never use damaged equipment, and report any hazards or potential electrical problems immediately.

By following these safety tips, workers can reduce the risks associated with electrical hazards and ensure a safe work environment. Remember, AEG is a critical safety measure that protects workers from electrical shock and other serious injuries, so always take the necessary precautions to ensure proper grounding.


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