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Course 715 - Electrical Safety for Technicians & Supervisors

Safety guides and audits to make your job as a safety professional easier
Course 715 Certificate
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Modules: 10
Hours: 7
Sector: General Industry

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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. This course is vital, as electrical safety is part of two of OSHA's 10 most frequently cited violations.

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As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates or transcripts.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

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.

Course 715 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

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 study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

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Course 715 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.