The coming of commercially distributed electricity has been one of the greatest benefits to modern society. Every laboratory in the country has a large number of electrically powered devices. Used carefully, electricity not only relieves the mechanical drudgery of many tasks but is indeed the very thing that makes many operations possible. Used carelessly, electricity can kill, not only through electric shock, but by causing fires. Frequently it is other people who suffer from an individual’s carelessness. All technicians, no matter in what discipline they work, will be called on to use a variety of electrically powered equipment, and it is essential that they learn the fundamentals of safe working. Failure to do so makes them a danger, not only to themselves, but to the lives of others.
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