Electricity is one of the most important, useful, and incredible discoveries in human history. It has become so important to everyday life that it’s hard to imagine living even one day without it in a home or office environment. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Electricians.
OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires Lockout Tagout Training:
When an employee works in area that contains machinery that is locked out / tagged out. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
When there is a change.
Downloadable Lockout Tagout Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:
If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
When there is a change.
Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:
In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:
When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):
Electrical OSHA Regulation: 1910.332
When OSHA Requires Electrical Training:
When an employee faces the risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by engineering controls. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Ladder / Stairway Training:
Employees that are required to use ladders or stairways should be trained on the hazards associated with their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.
Downloadable Ladder / Stairway Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:
Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.
Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:
When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.
Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):
Industry Best-Practice Training
(Not required by OSHA)
Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Hand Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Arc Flash Training Resources (free):
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Electrician Safety Tips
It’s crucial for electricians to say in great shape. Reaching wires requires flexibility and endurance that can only come from getting exercise and eating healthy at home. To help you better deal with certain extreme conditions and positions for long periods of time, take care of yourself, stretch regularly, and stay on a strict diet.
Electricity is one of the most important, useful, and incredible discoveries in human history. It has become so important to everyday life that it’s hard to imagine living even one day without it in a home or office environment. That’s why what electricians do—repairing and installing electrical systems---is so important. But, as an electrician it’s important to remember that these systems are also dangerous. A faulty electrical wiring in a building can easily lead to electrocution, shock, and fire. Repairing these systems puts you at risk to experience these hazards every day. Make sure and follow some basic principles of safety to ensure that you are minimizing your risk and keeping others around you safe as well.
- Know your surroundings. As an electrician, you will often be required to travel to new buildings every single day. Each of these new spaces might present potential hazards. In homes, pay attention to children and people and make sure they know when to stay away. In offices, not the emergency exits and be prepared for an evacuation due to fire or catastrophe.
- Know how to use a fire extinguisher and keep one with you at all times as part of your regular equipment.
- Keep your tools organized and close to you. Never let a client or anyone who isn’t properly trained handle your equipment.
- If you have to lift anything heavy, make sure that it is within your ability.
- Always use proper lifting technique; never lift with your back.
- For dusty areas, or areas with hazardous chemicals, wear a mask while working.
- Use safety goggles if you have to drill or saw into a wall.
- Use the appropriate ladder if you need to reach a wire higher up on a wall. Never stand on top of ladders.
- Imagine that all devices you encounter are energized. This will help you to remember to double check that the power has been cut off and the circuit or line is no longer live.
- Use non-conducting tools and prepare yourself with shoes and gloves that are insulated to prevent the transmission of electric currents.
- Be very careful around all moisture. Even the condensation from temperature changes could cause enough moisture to create a dangerous situation while working with electricity.
- Never work on a circuit or wire when water has collected near you.
- Don’t smoke near electrical equipment, and keep any flammable liquids or materials far away from your work area.
- All conductors of electricity including any metal scaffolding should be kept far from power lines.
- Pay attention to your extension cords. Never use a cord that has become frayed, damaged, or shows sign of wear and tear.
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