Safety Photo of the Day – How Not to Ground a Generator!

This workplace seems to have taken the term ‘earthing connection’ (Grounding) literally with potentially lethal consequences for anyone in the vicinity.

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    Grounding Requirements for Portable GeneratorsOSHA…Facts/grounding_port_generator.pdf

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    frame of a portable generator need not be grounded frame may serve as the ground (in place of the earth): Proper grounding and bonding are a means

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    Using Portable Generators Safely – OSHA…Facts/portable_generator_safety.pdf

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    Make sure a generator is properly ground– ed and the grounding connections are tight. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for proper grounding methods.

  3. Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites – OSHA

    Insulation and grounding are two recognized means of preventing injury during …. that the equipment grounding conductor is connected to its proper terminal. on a two-wire, single-phase portable or vehicle-mounted generator rated not

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