ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
"Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices?
by Texas_Ranger. 04/20/19 07:00 PM
Norwegian power?
by Texas_Ranger. 04/20/19 06:27 PM
Welded Copper Connections
by gfretwell. 04/19/19 04:46 PM
Israel
by annemarie1. 04/18/19 02:35 PM
Water heater calculationsSo when I count calculati
by watersparkfalls. 04/13/19 12:43 PM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (gfretwell), 13 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
The Ten Commandments of electronic safety #150152
10/07/04 04:45 PM
10/07/04 04:45 PM
N
NJwirenut  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Found this digging through some old files. A funny spin on some deadly serious subject matter.


Ten Commandments of Electronic Safety

1. Beware of the lightning that lurks in an undischarged capacitor lest it
cause thee to be bounded upon thy backside in a most ungentlemanly manner.

2. Cause thou the switch that supplies large quantities of juice to be opened
and thus tagged, so that thy days may be long on earth.

3. Prove to thyself that all circuits that radiate and upon which thou workest
are grounded, lest they lift thee to a high-frequency potential and cause thee
to radiate also.

4. Take care that thou use the proper method when thou measure of high
voltage, that it not incinerate both thee and thy meter; for verily, though
thou hast no account number and canst be easily replaced, the meter doth have
such and shall bring great woe upon the calibration lab.

5. Tarry not amongst those who engage in intentional shocks. For they are
surely nonbelievers and not long for this world.

6. Take care thou tamper not with interlocks and safety devices. For this
shall incur the wrath of thy seniors, and unleash the fury of the safety
officer down upon thy head and shoulders.

7. Work not with energized equipment; for if thou dost, thy buddies will
surely be buying beers without thee, and thy space at the bar will be filled by
another.

8. Verily, verily, I say unto thee: never service high-voltage equipment
alone; for electric cooking is a slothful process, and thou mightest sizzle in
thine own fat for hours before thy Maker seeth fit to end thy misery, and draw
thee into His fold.

9. Trifle not with radioactive tubes and substance, lest thou commence to glow
in the darkness like unto a lightning bug.

10. Commit thou to memory the works of the prophets, which are written in the
instruction books; They give thee the straight dope and steer thee away from
error.

author unknown

Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools
Re: The Ten Commandments of electronic safety #150153
10/07/04 10:38 PM
10/07/04 10:38 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: The Ten Commandments of electronic safety #150154
10/20/04 04:07 AM
10/20/04 04:07 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
Quote
Work not with energized equipment; for if thou dost, thy buddies will
surely be buying beers without thee, and thy space at the bar will be filled by
another.


Well, what other motivation do you need, to follow the rules?. [Linked Image]


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Grover
Grover
Sebago, ME, USA
Posts: 109
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
254,531 Are you busy
190,769 Re: Forum
180,492 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.006s) Memory: 0.9543 MB (Peak: 1.0786 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-04-22 18:15:31 UTC