What you are going to learn
This online electrical safety training course is designed to help workers understand the nature and risks of electrical accidents. Increased electrical awareness is essential to reduce this serious workplace hazard and prevent unsafe electrical conditions from occurring. Course topics include applicable regulations, design safety standards, and safety-related work practices.
Electricity is an essential component of modern life, both at home and in the workplace. However, electrical hazards such as shock, burns, fires, and explosions put employees at risk of accidents, injuries, and even death. The human body conducts electricity, so even a low-level current can cause indirect or secondary injuries, including falls, bruises, and bone fractures.
Who This Course is For
This course is for:
This OSHA electrical safety training is designed for anyone who faces a risk of electric shock or other electrical hazards. This includes electrical/electronic engineers, equipment assemblers, technicians, and electricians. Industrial machine operators, material handling equipment operators, mechanics, painters, riggers, welders, and electrical safety officers must also be trained, as well as anyone who may be reasonably expected to encounter electrical hazards.
Safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and can save lives.
This online training course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for electrical courses for general industry.
🔉Consequences For Not Training?
Case Study: On August 28, 2018, a 33-year-old man was found dead at the Utah state archives building. The man was doing electrical work on an upper floor, in a corner room not easily visible to the rest of the workers, when he was electrocuted. While other workers were in the building at the time, none of them saw what happened, and the man’s body remained undetected overnight.
Key Takeaway: This accident was likely the result of a failure to de-energize, lock out, tag out, and ground the electrical circuit before performing work. OSHA is still investigating this accident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 addresses general industry standards. OSHA's electrical standard is contained in 1910 Subpart S.
What You'll Learn
Introduction to Electrical Safety Training
- Fatality and Injury Statistics
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Key Terms
Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems
Safety-Related Work Practices
- Examination of Equipment
- Installation of Equipment
- Electrical Connections
- Arcing Parts, Markings, and Disconnecting Devices
- Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at 600 Volts or Less
- Guarding of Live Parts, 600 Volts or Less
- Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at More Than 600 Volts
- Enclosures for Electrical Installations - More Than 600 Volts
- Indoor Installations - More Than 600 Volts
- Space Around Electrical Equipment, More Than 600 Volts
- Working Space, Entrances, and Illumination - More Than 600 Volts
- Wiring Design and Protection
- Branch Circuits and Receptacles
- Testing Equipment Grounding Conductors
- Outlet Devices and Receptacle Outlets
- Outside Conductors, 600 Volts or Less
- Overcurrent Protection
- Methods of Grounding Fixed Equipment
- Wiring Methods, Components, and Equipment for General Use
- Temporary Wiring
- Cabinets, Boxes, and Fittings
- Conductors for General Wiring
- Fixture Wires
- Attachment Plugs and Appliances
- Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
- Transformers and Capacitors
- Specialized Purpose Equipment, Locations, and Systems
- Hazardous Location Classification
- Electrical Installations
- Protection Techniques
Safety-Related Work Practices
- Work Covered by The OSHA Electrical Standard
- Content of Training
- General Work Practices
- Work Practices Related to Exposed De-Energized Parts
- Re-Energizing Equipment
- Work Practices Related to Exposed Energized Parts
- Working On or Near Overhead Lines
- Illumination and Work in Confined or Enclosed Spaces
- Conductive Materials, Equipment, and Apparel
- Work Practices Related to the Use of Equipment
- Portable Electrical Equipment
- Electrical Power and Lighting Circuits
- Use of Protective Equipment
- Alerting Techniques
How long is this course and how long do I have to complete it?
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
How often is retraining or recertification required?
According to 29 CFR 1910.332 Subpart S - Employees must be trained in and familiar with the safety-related work practices that pertain to their respective job assignments and the degree of training provided shall be determined by the risk to the employee (i.e qualified vs. un-qualified person as defined by this part).
Re-training is required if any of the following requirements are not met.
1910.332(b) Content of training
- Practices addressed in this standard. Employees shall be trained in and familiar with the safety-related work practices required by § 1910.331 through § 1910.335 that pertain to their respective job assignments.
- Additional requirements for unqualified persons. Employees who are covered by paragraph (a) of this section but who are not qualified persons shall also be trained in and familiar with any electrically related safety practices not specifically addressed by § 1910.331 through § 1910.335 but which are necessary for their safety.
- Additional requirements for qualified persons. Qualified persons (i.e., those permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts) shall, at a minimum, be trained in and familiar with the following:
- 1910.332(b)(3)(i) - The skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed live parts from other parts of electric equipment,
- 1910.332(b)(3)(ii) - The skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed live parts, and
- 1910.332(b)(3)(iii) - The clearance distances specified in § 1910.333(c) and the corresponding voltages to which the qualified person will be exposed.
Note 1: For the purposes of § 1910.331 through § 1910.335, a person must have the training required by paragraph (b)(3) of this section in order to be considered a qualified person.
Note 2: Qualified persons whose work on energized equipment involves either direct contact or contact by means of tools or materials must also have the training needed to meet § 1910.333(c)(2).
Continuing education credits?
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
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