Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard exposing employees to dangers, such as electric shocks, burns, and electrocution. Electrocution is death caused by an electric shock that gives exposure to lethal amounts of electricity. Electrocution is the third leading cause of death in the construction industry and is included in the OSHA’s “Construction Focus Four” top causes of construction deaths. The course will cover types of electrical hazards (electrocution, electric shock, burns, arc flash and arc blast, etc.), effects of electrical shocks to human body, control measures, common error traps, and basic principal of electricity and electrical circuits.
Electrocution is injury or death by electric shock caused by exposure to lethal amounts of electricity.
Electrocutions caused 9% of 1,243 worker deaths, but accounted for less than 1% of reported recordable nonfatal injuries in 2005.
This course is a general elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. THIS IS AN AWARENESS- LEVEL TRAINING ONLY and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.
This is a 1 Hour General Elective covering electrocution prevention. It can be applied to the Supervisor 62-Hour SST Card. The electrocution prevention course will teach you to recognize dangerous situations and what to do in order to avoid or minimize hazardous situations in order to work more safely
Duration: 1 hours
Language: English, Spanish
- Recognize terms related to electrical hazards
- Demonstrate awareness of the characteristics of electricity and how it causes harm
- Recognize electrical hazards (including electrocution) and error traps
- Demonstrate awareness of administrative regulatory safety requirements associated with electricity
Course Content Outline
- Illustrate and describe the different types of electrical hazards and corresponding controls (include pre-task inspection of tools, equipment and cord sets as controls.
- Explain the basic Principles of Electricity in terms (analogy) that trainees can understand.
- Illustrate the path to ground in a circuit
- Illustrate and explain how Ground Fault Circuits Interrupters (GFCI’s) work and the difference between electrical differential across a circuit and (OCP’s) over-current protector, such as fuses and circuit breakers.
- Explain common electrical ‘Error Traps’
- Explain the Control of Hazardous Energy (a.k.a. Lock-out Tag-out)
- Debriefing (Informal evaluation)
- Written (Multiple Choice) Assessment