Electrical Safety – Shockproof Unqualified

Unqualified Employee

  • Who is an “unqualified” employee
  • The purpose of federal regulations

Why Electricity is Hazardous

  • What is electricity
  • The effects of electric shock on the body
  • Injuries caused by arc flash

Common Electrical Hazards

  • Contact with power lines
  • Grounding equipment
  • Fire hazards

Safe Work Practices

  • Barriers & devices used to protect you from electrical hazards
  • What to do if equipment is locked or tagged
  • Signs, tags & permits that communicate hazards
  • Your responsibilities in following safe work practices
  • Avoiding overhead power lines

Your Work Area

  • Good housekeeping practices
  • The importance of being aware of your work area
  • Working near circuit breakers & electrical cabinets
  • Safe use & operation of equipment & machinery

Using Tools

  • Safe practices when using extension cords & tools
  • The purpose and proper use of GFCIs
  • Inspecting tools & cords
  • Recognizing hazards & reporting electrical incidents
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