Just as our Ranger family performs job safety analysis (JSA) before performing tasks on the job, we encourage everyone to do the same when working at home.
For those who have transitioned from working in an office to now working from home, there may be new electrical safety concerns in your home that have never existed before that require a home JSA.
For your home JSA regarding electrical hazards, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recommendations include:
- Check to make sure your outlets are not overloaded.
- Unplug appliances that aren’t in use to save energy and mitigate the risk of shock and fire.
- Regularly inspect electrical and extension cords for damage. Use extension cords only temporarily.
- Never run cords under rugs, carpets, doors or windows. Make sure cords don’t become tripping hazards.
- Keep papers and other possibly combustible items at least 3 feet away from space heaters and heat sources. Don’t plug space heaters or fans into an extension cord or power strip.
- Use proper wattage for lamps and lighting.
- Test your home’s smoke alarms monthly, change their batteries annually and replace units every ten years.
Safety is an integral part of everything we do at Ranger Energy Services, especially when it comes to our family. Safety on the job is the same as safety at home. It’s always our common goal.
For additional resources visit the ESFI page dedicated to working from home electrical safety tips