How to Work Safely Around Electricity

This 3 minute safety training video covers: How to properly inspect electrical cords, how to work with electricity safely, what causes electric shock hazards, what are the proper precautions when working around electricity, how to avoid electrical overloads, what type of ladder to use when working with electricity, how to implement effective lock out/tag out procedures, what are the proper procedures of lock out/tag out, what are the other safety precautions of lock out/tag out procedures. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 33 minute full length version.

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Starting a new job always gives people plenty to think about. There's learning their new responsibilities and procedures, meeting new coworkers, and getting familiar with the facility itself. But there's something else they need to keep in mind as well, something very important… workplace safety. Workplace safety means thinking "safety first" on the first day of the job, and every day thereafter. Because that's how employees can help themselves, and each other, avoid hazards that can lead to accident, injury… and even death.

Atlantic Training's "Safety Awareness 101 for New Employees" training program reminds employees that if they know the types of hazards that they can encounter in their jobs, they can guard against them and often prevent them from occurring.

Upon completion of the program, employees should be able to:

  • How to Work Safely Around Electricity
  • Understand the importance of being safe on the job.
  • Recognize hazards they may encounter in the workplace.
  • Understand how good housekeeping can prevent slips, trips and falls.
  • Know how to use hand and power tools, and powered machinery, safely.
  • Understand specific procedures that can help to prevent forklift accidents.
  • Know how to avoid electrical hazards.
  • Understand how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against workplace hazards.
  • Understand how their facility's Emergency Action Plan can save lives and minimize damage in a crisis.
  • Know what to do when confronted by health emergencies in the workplace.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 33 minute preview.

Video Transcript

Whenever you work around electricity you’re responsible to use it safely. This means following safe work practices as well as active hazard observation and reporting, after all operators notice safety problems first and can often provide safe solutions. To work safely around electricity take an active part in your own safety education by learning government codes and regulations as well as your facility’s safety rules. One of the most important electrical safety procedures is the use of grounds and circuit protection devices. Current overload often happens when equipment malfunctions or overheats, or when too many electrical appliances are operating on the same circuit.