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Lighting Safety

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

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Lighting Safety

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  1. Lighting Safety

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

  3. Accident • 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

  4. What was the Cause • The room was improperly lit • The worker did not have the required head lamp or flash light

  5. Increases Productivity Enhances Comfort Most importantly improves safety Why is it Important?

  6. 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

  7. Temporary Lighting • Extension Cords/ String Lighting • Head Lamps/ Flash lights

  8. 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

  9. Flash Lights/ Head Lamp • This method is best when working in confined spaces • Head lamps are better because leaves hands free

  10. 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

  11. Application General construction Underground/ Indoors Storage/ Loading Areas First aid Stations/ Offices Shops/ Plants Min. Foot Candles 5 5 30 10 10 Common Foot Candle Applications

  12. This is an example of a living room that read 10 foot candles. Example

  13. Example 2 • This kitchen read about 25 foot candles

  14. This grocery store read about 150 foot candles Example 3

  15. Emergency Lighting • 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

  16. Emergency Light

  17. Lighting is often a neglected part of jobsite safety and is the cause of many fall incidents • Safety accidents can be reduced simply by following the lighting safety regulations

  18. Thank You!

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