Did you know that as many as 1,000 Americans die of electric shock per year, and another 30,000 sustain non-fatal electrical injuries? Live wires can result in shock and fire, sometimes even death. Cable glands, conduit, zip ties, and more, keep electricians, and people working with wires and cables at home, safe. What tools are people using to prevent injury?
Cable Glands, Conduit, and Zip Ties
Cable glands can be found on thousands of pieces of equipment or machines, whether at home, or in a professional setting. The tools fit over the ends of wires, safely connecting them to electrical equipment. Some wires or cables are wrapped in conduit, which safeguards people from electric shock, and protects wires and equipment from harmful magnetism. Zip ties help organize cables, and fasten them together. When put to use, zip tie teeth and fasteners cause friction, which secures the zip tie in place. Colored zip ties can be used to help distinguish specific wires. Fastening wires together, instead of allowing them to become tangled, reduces the likelihood of injury and fire, too.
T Knobs and Bolt Covers
T knobs are, for the most part, exactly what they sound like. T knobs are shaped like a T, and help people get a more secure grip. A secure grip keeps tasks precise, and safe. Bolt covers, including rubber bolt covers, stop bolts from rusting. Rust can harm humans, especially if cuts are deep, or if it enters the body in large amounts.
Whether you are working at home, or in a professional setting, safety is key. You do not want to count yourself among the 30,000 injured every year. Protect yourself from electrical shock by using cable glands, zip ties, and more.