Insure Grounding Pins Are Intact
IT Foundations Safety Rules
Why Grounding Pins are Important
It is very important to always check and see if grounding pins are intact on power strips and cables. Without the grounding pins intact individuals can receive severe or fatal shocks from the device or cord they are trying to use. The absent grounding pin can also cause the appliance or cable to overheat.
Example of Missing Pin
This picture shows what a cable missing the prong looks like.
This is a diagram of what your plug should look like with the grounding pin still intact.
Result of Missing Ground Pin
This photo shows what can happen to an outlet or power strip when an appliance with a grounding pin missing is plugged in.