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MABANI DELMA GENERAL CONTRACTING COMPANY LLC.


Project: Asset Enhancement Scheme, Stage 1 in Abu Dhabi, Area 2 Construction of
Deep Trunk Sewer from MPS 14 to MPS 8 Including Interception of Sewers &
Abandonment of Existing Pump Stations. (O-11008).

HSE ALERT
Don'tEmergency
touch the person. Response
That person might
be energized, soIncidents
take time to protect you. Check
Electrical

Emergency Response in case of Electrical Shock: Protect yourself

by walking around the victim, for any conductor.


Use
a non-conductive tool to free the person. Use long dry wooden stick/log.
Electrical
Shock:
Don't touch anyone who has become grounded.

A small night-light with a 6-watt bulb draws 0.05 ampere, and even that small amount of current can be fatal.
Here
some
effects of current (in milli amps) passing through a human body (note that
Callis999
for information
help, If theon
person:
perception is only .5 to 1.5 milli amps):

is obviously injured (loss of consciousness, significant trauma, etc.),


affecting
has an altered
mentalofstatus
(confusion,
slow/slurred speech, etc.),
Factors
the severity
the electrical
shock:
has other obvious injury (laceration, burn, etc.) OR

Three
primary
factors
affect
the
severity
of
the
shock
a
person
receives
when
he
or
she
is
a
part
of
an
electrical
circuit:
At your discretion or that of the shock victim or supervisor:
Amount
current
flowing
through
the body (measured in amperes).
Keep of
others
from
being
harmed.
Path
of
the
current
through
the
body.
Shut off the power (fuse or circuit-breaker or pull the plug; this might be difficult because
Length of time the body is in the circuit.

there might be secondary sources; if you are not sure, get help).
Move the victim to safety only when power is OFF and no neck or spine injuries are
Other factors that may affect the severity of the shock are:
possible.
The
voltage of the current.
The presence of moisture in the environment.
The phase of the heart cycle when the shock occurs.
Report
incident
supervisor
(even
minor
shocks and close calls must be reported).
The
general
health to
of the
person prior
to the
shock.

Secure area.
Collect data for an investigation and to prevent reoccurrence.
Currentlevel
(Milliamperes)

What
To Do Until Aid Arrives:
1 mA

Probable Effect on Human Body

Perception level. Slight tingling sensation. Still dangerous under certain


conditions.

Slight shock felt; not painful but disturbing. Average individual can let go.
Check for:
5mA
However, strong involuntary reactions to shocks in this range may lead
Pulse: - If person's heart hastostopped,
start CPR, if you are trained.
injuries.
Breathing: - If person isn't breathing,
begin
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (using disinfected
Painful shock, begin to lose muscular control. Commonly referred to as
6mA - 16mA
separator), if you are trained.the freezing current or "let-go" range.
Treat for shock: - Keep person
lyingpain,
down.
If unconscious,
put them
on their Individual
side to let fluids
Extreme
respiratory
arrest, severe muscular
contractions.
17mA - 99mA
cannot let go. Death is possible.
drain.
Ventricular
fibrillation
(uneven,
uncoordinated
of the heart.)
- Don't move
the person
if neck
or spine
injuries pumping
are possible.
100mA - 2000mA
and nerve damage begins to occur. Death is likely.
- Cover theMuscular
personcontraction
to maintain
body heat.
> 2,000mA

Cardiac arrest, internal organ damage, and severe burns. Death is


probable.

Stay with patient until help arrives Inform medical personnel about patient conditions
If not emergency:
Often symptoms are delayed and the person might
attention.
All persons, who have received shocks but do not
categories above, must be taken to the Hospital.
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