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.
Who Needs This Course?
This course is intended for all employees who use extension cords, electric tools, etc.
What Will You Learn?
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.
OSHA — 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S
- Narration and easy navigation
- Interactive lessons
- Supplementary material
- Links to regulations
- Real-world scenarios
- Objective-based exams