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Electrical Safety: Hazards, Controls, and Best Practices Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Identify hazards of working with electricity
  • Identify safety controls your employer will use to protect you and your co-workers from electrical hazards
  • Identify best practices and procedures that will protect you and your co-workers from electrical hazards

Available in English

15 Minutes

Mobile Ready

This lesson builds upon the Electrical Safety: General Awareness lesson and addresses the hazards of working with electricity, electrical preparation and installation practices, as well as best practices for using personal protective equipment, arc-flash hazards and controls, and lock-out/tag-out procedures. It’s recommended that students complete the Electrical Safety: General Awareness lesson prior to taking this lesson. Completing this lesson does not designate an employee as an electrically-qualified worker.

Course Outline
  • Electrical Safety: Hazards, Controls, and Best Practices Overview
Regulations
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.301 Introduction
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.303 General
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.332 Training
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.308 Special systems
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.333 Selection and use of work practices
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.304 Wiring design and protection
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.307 Hazardous (classified) locations
  • National Fire Protection Association Standards NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.335 Safeguards for personnel protection
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices - 1910.334 Use of equipment