Safety Precautions When Working Around Electricity

This 4 minute safety training video covers: Why water is dangerous when working with electricity, what is the danger when working in confined space, how to avoid accidental electric contact in a confined space, what materials to avoid sparks and flames, what is an arc flash, how arc flash occur, what is the best protection against arc flash, special precautions for equipment running 24 hrs a day, what to do if you encounter potential arc flash hazards. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Electrical Safety DVD program reminds employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need to work safely around electricity.

This program will also assist in satisfying the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 (Electrical Safety Standard) for "non-qualified" employees. Topics covered in these products include:

This Electrical Safety Training DVD Covers:
  • Safety Precautions When Working Around Electricity
  • Basic terms and definitions.
  • Circuits and flow of electricity.
  • Arc Flash.
  • Recognizing and avoiding electrical hazards.
  • Special environments.
  • Dealing with an electrical accident.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 15 minute preview.

Video Transcript

An arc flash occurs when an electrical charge travels through the air, creating an arching fault between two ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and the grounded conductors. Loose connections can overheat and cause an arching fault. The introduction of foreign matters can trigger an arc flash. Preventing arc flash incidents begins with equipment and system design that impact the frequency of a current and magnitude of energy release. Proper training for each workplace is a vital part of arc flash prevention.