From a distance, solar panels can look like they’re quietly and passively absorbing the sun’s rays. Most of us likely don't imagine that the process of converting solar energy to usable electricity is fraught with safety concerns.
In fact, numerous potential hazards arise from installing solar panels, including lifting heavy materials such as the panels themselves, slips and trips, electrical shock, and the use of a ladder, the culprit in 81 percent of fall-related emergency room visits.
Add to that the meteoric rise of the solar photovoltaic (PV) installation industry, and you’ve got a real need to raise safety awareness. That’s why Graphic Products created this infographic about solar power hazards and safety.
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(Image courtesy of Graphic Products.)