How to Work Safely with Electricity in the Laboratory

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What are the problems electricity can cause, what is the possible result of performing improper equipment maintenance or adjustments, how electrical current is measured, what is the difference between volts and current, how intensity of the current is measured, what are causes of electrical shocks. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 12 minutes full length version.

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Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards and know how to use electricity safely.

Atlantic Training's Electrical Safety in the Laboratory Training DVD program emphasize the need for safety when using electricity, and discuss how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions.

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory Training DVD Covers:

  • How to Work Safely with Electricity in the Laboratory
  • How electricity works.
  • Common electrical hazards.
  • Fuses, circuit breakers and grounding.
  • Using and maintaining electrical equipment.
  • Accidents and emergency procedures.
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

The flow of electrons through a conductor is called current. Current is created whenever there’s a source of free electrons of negative charge and one end up of conductor and a deficit of electrons or a positive charge at the other end to attract the electrons. Current is measured by the amount of charge attributed to electrons flowing past a given point each second this measurements is express in amperes or amps. When free electrons creating a negative charge gather in one place and are depleted on another causing a positive charge and there’s a conductive path between the two. The electron will attract to the positive charge until the charge is balance each other. If you were to compare voltage to current using the water flow model current will be a certain amount of water flowing pass to a specified point in a second, voltage would be considered the force that makes it flow.