Electrical Safety

Overview

Electricity is accepted as a source of power without much thought to the hazards encountered. Some employees work with electricity directly. This is the case with engineers, electricians, electronic technicians and power line workers. Others, such as office workers and salespeople work with it indirectly. Electrical Safety addresses the OSHA electrical standard which also addresses this serious workplace hazard that exposes employees to such dangers as electric shock, electrocution, fires and explosions. The terminal objective of the standard is to minimize the potential hazards by specifying design characteristics of safety in use of electrical equipment and systems.

Course Objectives

  • Familiarize workers with special precautionary techniques associated with electrical work
  • Familiarize workers with proper PPE associated with electrical work
  • Explain the use of insulation and shielding materials
  • Explain the use of insulated tools used in electrical work

CFR Reference:

  • OSHA 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910 Subpart S.
  • NFPA 70-2014 National Electrical Code.
  • NFPA 70E-2015 Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces.
  • IEEE Standard 1584-2002 Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations.
  • 29 CFR 1910.332

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

Pre-requisites: None

Written Exam: Written competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Company Specific.

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