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Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I - Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself Online Training Course

Course Overview

Electrocution Hazards in Construction Environments is an online training course that will help workers in construction environments understand OSHA recommendations and regulations to improve safety while working with electrical gear. Topics covered include Power lines and GFCIs, Power Tools and extension cords, lock-out/tag-out procedures and more.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Work safely with electricity on the job.
  • Find hazards like cracked wires and defective equipment.
  • Follow safe, OSHA -approved practices at work.
  • Use the appropriate PPE and tools.
  • Prepare properly for an emergency following OSHA guidelines.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • A basic overview of common electrical terms like “current”, “volts”,“amperes”, and “watts”.
    • Overview of electrical devices that are common on construction sites
    • Electrical outlets and the damage that results from plugging in too many pieces of equipment.
    • The use of proper circuit breakers and fuses to prevent damage.
  • Avoiding Common Electrical Hazards
    • How electricity can leak or jump from a conducting wire.
    • The method of “Controlled Grounding” and how it helps keep you safe.
    • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters as a life-saving device.
    • Information on faulty wiring and the accidents that can result such as shocks, burns, fires, and more.
  • Selecting Proper Equipment
    • Overloaded circuits and how to properly ground all electrical equipment.
    • Using double-insulated tools and looking out for sparks while working with electrically powered machinery.
    • Avoiding conductive materials like liquids, steel wool, and metal hand tools.
    • Being aware of flammable materials that don’t react well with electricity.
    • Selecting the right PPE for the specific job.
  • Work Environments
    • Getting rid of water before you begin any electrical work.
    • Working in confined spaces and around high voltage power lines.
    • OSHA guidelines for what workers who aren’t qualified should avoid.
    • Knowing what different types of equipment require.
  • Electrical Accidents
    • How to react if there is a leak of a flammable gas or vapor.
    • Handling an electrical fire, or a person who is in contact with a live wire.
    • A basic review of first aid that is necessary for electrical accidents.