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Survey asks electrical workers about safety culture, responsibility and more

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Everett, WA — Although 97.5% of electrical workers recently surveyed agree that a strong workplace safety culture is vital to protecting employee health and well-being, fewer than 2 out of 5 say most organizations have one.

For its third annual survey on electrical safety in the workplace, Fluke, a product provider for the manufacturing and service industries, surveyed more than 900 electrical workers from across the United States. The top industries represented were manufacturing; construction; and heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The most common jobs of respondents were electrician, maintenance technician and engineer.

Only 37% of the workers agreed that most companies have a strong safety culture.

When it comes to who is most responsible for workplace safety, 38% of the respondents replied “workers/yourself,” followed by, in order, supervisors/managers, safety managers, company leadership and human resources.

 

Additionally, 78% of the respondents suggested that electricians sometimes don’t wear personal protective equipment because it’s inconvenient.

Other findings:

  • 95% of the workers believe that more can be done to make their workplace safer.
  • 56% have ideas on how to make their industry safer.
  • 72% stay up to date on electrical standards.
  • 68% participate in regular safety trainings or classes.

Fluke said the aim of the survey is to “identify trends in sentiment on a variety of workplace safety-related topics.”

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