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Basic Electrical Safety

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About the course

Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies.

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA's electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. This course provides an overview of basic electrical safety for construction workers with little or limited training or familiarity with electrical hazards.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants will:

  • Be familiar with the basic concepts of electricity.
  • Understand the potential effects of electricity on the human body.
  • Be able to recognize common electrical hazards associated with construction work.
  • Be familiar with electrical protective devices.
  • Be knowledgeable of safe work practices.

Course Outline

Module 1: How Electricity Works

  • How Electricity Works
  • How Shocks Occur
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Power Line Risks
  • Electrocution
  • Electric Shock

Module 2: Factors of Electrical Shock

  • How Electrical Current Affects the Human Body
  • Electric Shock
  • Factors of Electric Shock

Module 3: Hazards of Electricity

  • Identifying and Recognizing Hazards PPE

Module 4: Arc Flash Awareness

  • What is Arc Flash?
  • How does Arc Flash Occur?
  • Avoiding Arc Flash

Module 5: OSHA Electrical Safety Regulation for

  • Construction 1926.400 Part 1
  • OSHA Subtitle K sections

Module 6: OSHA Electrical Safety Regulation for

  • Construction 1926.400 Part 2
  • OSHA Subtitle K sections (cont'd)

Module 7: How to Protect Yourself from Electricity

Part 1

  • Electrical Hazards and How to Control Them
  • Hazards and Controls

Module 8: How to Protect Yourself from Electricity

Part 2

  • Grounding
  • Proper Use of GFCI's
  • Hazards and Controls

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This program is designed for professionals managing and supervising personnel involved in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, such as field supervisors, safety professionals, site managers, lead technicians, maintenance engineers and maintenance supervisors.

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