Electrical hazards in Iraq, Kuwait

The U.S. Army is taking steps to tackle electrical concerns in Iraq and Kuwait.


The Army Sustainment Command is vigorously addressing electrical safety hazards to ensure the Army facilities it supports in operational theaters are in compliance with established electrical codes.

In concert with Task Force SAFE (Safety Action for Fire and Electricity), this focus on electrical safety includes places where Soldiers, Army civilians, and contracted employees work and live.

The 401st Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) in Kuwait and 402nd AFSB in Iraq are aggressively directing facilities inspections for electrical hazards. Common deficiencies identified include improper grounding and bonding.

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