February 9, 2007, Newsletter Issue #50: Safety Essential: Disconnect Electricity Before Servicing Electric Hand Dryers

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Electric hand dryers donít need much maintenance, but when they do, make sure the service personnel follow safety regulations to avoid severe shock. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health mandates the following precautions before installing or servicing electric hand dryers or other public restroom electrical equipment:

Observe all OSHA regulationsIdentify and label all potential hazardous energy sources and de-energize them before beginning work.For more details, visit the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website at cdc.gov/niosh.

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