About Our Safety Standards
Safety for our customers and employees is always our #1 priority. We put safety concerns above production, above schedule, above profits…. above everything!
Our customers have always put their trust in Parkin Electric to complete installations that meet and exceed industry standards for safety, function and cost effectiveness. All of our employees have completed an extensive four year training program through Area I Inside Joint Apprenticeship Training that includes extensive classroom training and 8000 hours of on the job hands-on training. All of our Electricians are licensed with the State of Oregon as General Journeyman Electricians, which has one the highest standards of any state in the nation. Our employees are all thoroughly screened prior to beginning work with Parkin Electric. We complete reference checks as well as drug and alcohol screening prior to employment. As required by law, our work is permitted and inspected by the authority having jurisdiction in your area. Through the years, we have developed excellent working relationships with both the inspectors and electrical utility representatives in your service area to ensure our installations meet their standards for safety as well.
All of our employees are trained in First Aid/CPR, OSHA Safety and Health Training, as well as various other safety training in the proper use of all equipment and tools we use. We also have a strict policy that employees not work on energized circuits. If hot work is deemed absolutely necessary, (proven) a detailed safety and procedural plan is written, reviewed and approved prior to any work being started. Proper safety procedures are then followed including the use of flame resistant clothing, safety face shields, insulated gloves, guards and tools as well as a partner to monitor the procedure.
Here are some of the other ways that we ensure a safe workplace here at Parkin Electric:
- Training – Our employees are provided regular and on-going opportunity’s to receive safety training.
- Safety Glasses – Are worn ALWAYS.
- Hard Hats – Are worn whenever an overhead hazard may be present.
- Gloves – Are worn whenever any cutting or abrasion hazards may be present.
- Hearing Protection – Are used when around noisy equipment and tools.
- Body Harness – Are used when working in a lift or other elevated conditions.
- Flame Resistant Clothing – Are worn whenever working on energized circuits.
- Driver Safety – Is trained and continually emphasized.
- Cell Phone Use – Is prohibited while driving.
- Drugs and Alcohol – We have a zero tolerance policy for use in the workplace.
CPSC Electrical Safety Publications
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published and assembled a collection of publications that are available for consumers to print for free from their home, school or office computers. Visit their website for recommendations on ground-fault and arc-fault protection, and other information to educate yourself on electrical hazards within the home.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.