Safety Device Prohibits Unauthorized Access to High-Voltage Electrical Connections
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates 350 employees are killed annually in electrocution accidents in the U.S., which roughly equals one fatality per day. In the face of these dangers, OSHA officials and industry safety consultants alike recommend eliminating potential hazards on work sites, rather than simply relying on contractors or employees to follow safety guidelines.
To help safeguard employees from electrocution, Emerson has launched its Appleton™ Powertite™ Lock Collar, a device that fastens over plug and connector connections and is secured with a padlock, preventing unauthorized personal from disconnecting the cable connection once in place. It provides “peace of mind” to safety and engineering managers responsible for optimizing site safety metrics. Since only qualified and authorized electricians can access these plug and connector connections, the Powertite Lock Collar reduces companies’ exposure to risk and liabilities from injury or death, and increases overall safety on sites.
Appleton Powertite Lock Collars fit both the 60 A and 100 A versions of the Appleton Powertite pin-and-sleeve plugs and connectors, as well as similar models from Crouse-Hinds®. Its rugged, thick resin construction withstands extreme environments and punishing handling. The collar works with either the provided keyed padlock or all standard lock-out padlocks, such as American Lock® from MasterLock®.
The Appleton Powertite line provides electricians with fast, uncomplicated field assembly, superior reliability, and improved worker safety.
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