Electrical safety is essential for enjoying amateur radio. Many people are killed each year by by coming in contact with ordinary power line conductors--the most hazardous aspect of model rocketry is people attempting to retrieve their rockets from powerlines. Hams face a similar problem--the installation of antennas can put us in harm's way--way too close to dangerous power lines. Similarly, much of our equipment is powered by electrical mains--one can't be too careful when opening up equipment for servicing.
The ARRL Antenna Book, 18th Edition, pp. 1-8 to 1-16
- Department Of Energy Electrical Safety Handbook
- Welcome to the Electrical Safety Forum
The Electrical Contractor Network is a locator for Licensed Electrical Contractors, Electricians and their Electrical Suppliers across the US.
- FAQ: Sources of EMC and Safety Compliance Information
Oklahoma State has an web page for Electrical Safety training.
Portable Generators and OSHA Construction Standards. This monograph by John “Grizzley” Grzywacz explains why OSHA does not require the grounding of portable generators.