Electrical Safety (General Industry)

Overview :

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to such dangers as electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. To handle electricity safely, it is necessary to understand how it acts, how it can be directed, what hazards it presents, and how these hazards can be controlled.

This course provides an overview of basic electrical safety regulations for individuals with little or limited training or familiarity with electrical hazards in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify how electricity works and the primary electrical hazards

  • Identify the general training requirements of the OSHA Standard for qualified and unqualified employees

  • Identify safe work practices, including how to properly lock and tag equipment, guard live parts, and ground equipment using circuit protection devices

  • Select the proper primary and secondary personal protective equipment and identify basic safety practices for tools

  • Identify how to prevent workplace hazards by using warning signs, properly using portable cords and cables, and practicing good housekeeping.


This course is intended for all employees who use extension cords, electric tools, etc.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council, as the parent company of National Safety Training, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.