Electrical Safety (Construction)

Overview

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 construction workers 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 Electrical Standard for Construction
  • Identify safe work practices, including how to ground equipment, guard live parts, and use GFCIs to protect yourself from shock.

Audience

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

Features

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

Regulations

OSHA - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method

Online

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