Electrical Safety (General Industry)


Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to such dangers as electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. To handle electricity safely, it is necessary to understand how it acts, how it can be directed, what hazards it presents, and how these hazards can be controlled.

This course provides an overview of basic electrical safety for individuals with little or limited training or familiarity with electrical hazards.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify how electricity works and the primary electrical hazards
  • Identify the general training requirements of the OSHA Standard for qualified and unqualified employees
  • Identify safe work practices, including how to properly lock and tag equipment, guard live parts, and ground equipment using circuit protection devices
  • Select the proper primary and secondary personal protective equipment and identify basic safety practices for tools
  • Identify how to prevent workplace hazards by using warning signs, properly using portable cords and cables, and practicing good housekeeping.


This course is intended for all employees who use extension cords, electric tools, etc.


This course has these features and more:
  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams


OSHA - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


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