Course 115 Electrical Safety for Employees: Basic

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Electricity is essential to modern life, both at home and on the job. Some employees, such as engineers, electricians, electronic technicians, and power line workers, work with electricity directly.

This course provides a brief one-hour overview of basic electrical safety on the job. More emphasis is placed on the various electrical hazards encountered in the workplace, and how to protect yourself from those hazards.

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Key Topics

  • Electrical safety standards
  • Recognizing hazards
  • Electricity concepts
  • Protective devices
  • Best work practices
  • Training requirements

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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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

After you have studied all of the course material and answered the quiz questions, take the final exam. We highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are the same or similar to those on the final exam.

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This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course materials to find the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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