Course 115 Electrical Safety for Employees: Basic

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 115 Electrical Safety for Employees: Basic

Key Topics

  • Electrical Safety Standards
  • Recognizing Hazards
  • Electricity Concepts
  • Protective Devices
  • Best work Practices
  • Training Requirements

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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Introduction

Scope of 1910.1200
Working safely around electricity takes education.

Electricity is essential to modern life, both at home and on the job. Some employees — engineers, electricians, electronic technicians, and power line workers, among them - work with electricity directly. Others, such as office workers and sales people, work with it indirectly. Perhaps because it has become such a familiar part of our daily life, many of us don't give much thought to how much our work depends on a reliable source of electricity. More importantly, we tend to overlook the hazards electricity poses and fail to treat it with the respect it deserves.

OSHA standards cover many electrical hazards in many different industries. OSHA's general industry electrical safety standards are published in:

OSHA also has electrical safety standards for:

24 states, in the U.S., and two territories operate their own OSHA-approved programs. In these areas, the standards and other procedures governing electrical safety may not be identical to the federal requirements. They must, however, be at least as effective as the federal standards.

We highly recommend employees exposed to electricity in the workplace take this course as an annual refresher. This course is also equivalent to the one-hour requirement for OSHA Outreach 10-Hour Training for General Industry.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1 - Electrical Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Identify and describe the two primary OSHA electrical safety standards.
  • Describe the benefits of an electrical safety program.
  • Identify at least 10 electrical hazards commonly found in the workplace.
  • Define "volt," "ampere," and "ohm."
  • Discuss the difference between a series and parallel electrical circuit.
  • Describe the factors that cause electrical shocks.
  • Discuss the hazards associated with working around high voltage.
  • Describe the hazards associated with static electricity.
  • Discuss how overload conditions occur and electrical protective devices.

Module 2 - Protective Measures

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • List the three factors causing most electrical injuries.
  • Describe the importance of and types of electrical insulation.
  • Describe methods for effectively guarding electrical equipment.
  • Define the term, "grounding," and give examples.
  • List and give examples of circuit protection devices.
  • Describe general safe work practices when working around electrical circuits.
  • Discuss how to protect against energized parts and unexpected startup.
  • Describe protection while working around overhead power lines.

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Course 115 Final Exam

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