Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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Some of the members have asked the same question in the past.
I cannot give any immediate summary of the number of Home Inspectors who have been hurt, or who have lost their life during an inspection of any part
of the building electrical system, not just at the panelboard.
They posted their experiences here on this board, and they can be searched by anyone who wants to find out.
I will try to find out, and hope that others in this industry will come forward and tell their story again. I have received messages from a few who were planning to look into getting PPE.
If only 1% of the 50,000 + - Home Inspectors in the USA were saved by wearing safety glasses, gloves, and shoes and fire resistant clothing, I would feel that it was worth the effort by them, or on behalf of their employer.
May God Bless those who were not so lucky!
As far as a list of items. I have already posted replies to messages in the space on the very top forum for members that included links and suggestions.
If a search through Google were to be tried, looking for V rated gloves there will be many links available.
I have made some mistakes in my life and the ones that stay close to my mind are the electrical shocks I received in a dwelling basement, and when changing a ballast.
I have also helped a few video companies prepare their material for safety videos so I guess that my mind is set in its ways - electrical safety is an important part of what I am all about, and I don't think that my concerns will ever change.
I also have collected many images of accident victims.
I will be in Las Vegas at the DOE Electrical Safety Meeting at the end of this month and will be a presenter and will also sit and listen to many other in my field tell their stories.
Please let me know if I can answer any more questions.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant