Electrical Safety In Construction
02/14/2018 07:30 AM to 02/14/2018 11:30 AM (US/Central)
Length = 4 hours
Price = Free
Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. Whether you work directly with electricity (qualified person) or around it, the potential for electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions exist. Some workers are completely unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. This course covers the most frequent causes of electrical injuries, including, contact with power lines, lack of ground-fault protection, path to ground missing or discontinuous, equipment not used in manner prescribed, and improper use of extension and flexible cords. Additional information is presented on NFPA electrical worker safety requirements and lockout/tagout.
Course participants will learn:
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards for electrical safety, including inspection and safe use of equipment, and the control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout)
- Additional safe work practices and procedures as determined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E) – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
- The decision making process for which to perform a job safety plan, identify hazards, assess risks, and select appropriate risk control methods from the hierarchy of controls, including personal protective equipment.