The energy industry’s performance is critical to global infrastructure and daily life. It can include wind farms, mines and also nuclear power plants.
Since there is a critical dependence on energy, recognizing and managing risks proactively is absolutely essential and it should be done before they happen. Mitigating damage if an event occurs is also imperative.
Types of power plants:
• Steam turbine
• Gas turbine
• Combined designs
If proper precautions are not taken, workers are exposed to a variety of power plant hazards. Surprisingly, the biggest concern is injuries related to electrical hazards. While the common misconception may be that electric shock is the biggest concern, most electrical injuries in power plants are actually "arc flashes" burns. They are very dangerous because of the massive currents created in power plants.
Some of the most common power plant hazards are electrical shocks and burns, boiler fires and explosions, and contact with hazardous chemicals. Keeping your workers safe is a constant challenge. A mistake in a power plant can easily be fatal.
The best step you can take to keep your workers safe from power plant hazards is to implement the hierarchy of controls that are designed to ensure a safe workplace. These controls are listed in order of effectiveness and these should form the basis of your workplace safety strategy. Some of the most common hazards of power plants are electric shocks and burns, boiler fires and explosions, and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Maintaining workers' safety is a constant challenge. Mistakes in power plants can easily be fatal.
The best thing you can do to keep workers safe from power plant hazards is to implement a hierarchy of controls designed to ensure a safe workplace.