The 2021 survey asked 511 electricians and electrical workers to weigh in on the culture of safety and safety practices in their workplace, including the provision of adequate safety training and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The goal of the survey was to gain a better understanding of how electricians, and the companies they work for, perceive workplace safety and adopt industry best practices. A strong culture of safety to keep workers safe The survey revealed that 98 percent of respondents agree that a strong culture of safety is important to keep workers safe. However, only 38 percent believe that companies have such a culture, highlighting a need for improving electrical safety in the workplace. Last year, 44 percent of survey respondents agreed that there was a strong culture of safety in most companies, yet 99 percent believed that there was an opportunity to improve electrical safety in the workplace. Understanding how the workforce was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic was an important factor in this year’s survey. 90 percent of respondents were considered ‘essential workers’ during the lockdowns and most (85 percent) were able to continue to work. However, only 38 percent of electricians and electrical workers surveyed believe their company’s approach to safety was being taken more seriously...
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