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Lighting Safety. Agenda. Accident Why lighting is important Temporary Lighting Foot Candles Emergency Lighting. Accident.

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  • Accident

  • Why lighting is important

  • Temporary Lighting

  • Foot Candles

  • Emergency Lighting

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  • An employee of Majestic Marble was laying tile on the fifth floor when he walked in to a nearby room he fell between 35 and 40 ft down landing on metal ducting. He sustained a broken toe, a puncture wound to his left shin, he cut open his forehead and multiple abrasions

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What was the Cause

  • The room was improperly lit

  • The worker did not have the required head lamp or flash light

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Increases Productivity

Enhances Comfort

Most importantly improves safety

Why is it Important?

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Common Misconception

  • People often think lighting is only a problem if it is too dark but lights that are too bright can also be dangerous

  • Having to work in awkward positions because light is in your eyes can cause eyestrain and headaches making anything you are working on more dangerous

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Temporary Lighting

  • Extension Cords/ String Lighting

  • Head Lamps/ Flash lights

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Extension Cord/ String Lighting

  • Extension cord with light bulbs attached at set intervals

  • Each bulb must be covered with a plastic cage to protect bulbs from breaking

  • Very important to be strung properly

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Flash Lights/ Head Lamp

  • This method is best when working in confined spaces

  • Head lamps are better because leaves hands free

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The Unit of Measurement

  • Lighting is measured in foot candles

  • One foot candle is the amount of light given off by one candle one foot away

  • A Light meter is used to measure the number of foot candles

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General construction

Underground/ Indoors

Storage/ Loading Areas

First aid Stations/ Offices

Shops/ Plants

Min. Foot Candles






Common Foot Candle Applications

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Example 2 candles.

  • This kitchen read about 25 foot candles

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Emergency Lighting candles.

  • Emergency illumination must be provided for a minimum of 1.5 hours in the event of failure of normal lighting.

  • Must provide initial illumination of on average at least one foot-candle and a minimum at any point of 0.1 foot-candle measured along the path of egress at floor level.

  • The maximum illumination at any one point can be no more than 40 times the minimum illumination at any one point to prevent excessively bright and dark spots

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Emergency Light candles.

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Thank You! the cause of many fall incidents