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Course 715 - Electrical Safety for Technicians & Supervisors

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Course 715 Certificate
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Modules: 10
Hours: 7
Sector: General Industry

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Course 715 Electrical Safety for Technicians & Supervisors

Key Topics

  • Nature of Electricity
  • Electrical Hazards Evaluation
  • Electrical Safety Model
  • Controlling Electrical Hazards
  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program
  • Hand Tool Safety
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Live-work Safe Practices
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Protection

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

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Introduction

This course describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information will prepare you for additional safety training such as hands-on exercises and more detailed reviews of regulations for electrical work.

It's important that you be familiar with OSHA's electrical standards to help save lives and avoid OSHA citations. Take a look at OSHA's top 10 most cited violations you'll see that electrical safety is listed twice. In fact, over 3600 electrical-related violations were cited by OSHA in 2016.

Top 10 most cited OSHA standards violations for 2016:

  1. Fall protection - construction
  2. Hazard communication - general industry
  3. Scaffolding - construction
  4. Respiratory protection - general industry
  5. Lockout/tagout - general industry
  6. Powered industrial trucks - general industry
  7. Ladders - construction
  8. Machine guarding - general industry
  9. Electrical, wiring methods - general industry
  10. Electrical - general requirements - general industry

Your employer, co-workers, and community will depend on your expertise. Start your career off right by learning electrical safe practices and developing good safety habits while working with electricity. Safety is a very important part of any job. Do it right from the start.

This course will present many topics. There are four main types of electrical injuries: electrocution (death due to electrical shock), electrical shock, burns, and falls. The dangers of electricity, electrical shock, and the resulting injuries will be discussed. The various electrical hazards will be described. You will learn about the 3-STEP Electrical Safety Model, an important tool for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards. Important definitions and notes are shown in the margins. Practices that will help keep you safe and free of injury are emphasized. To give you an idea of the hazards caused by electricity, case studies about real-life deaths will be described.

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Course 715 Final Exam

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