Electrical Safety General Awareness

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Course Details


Training Time: 18 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.331-1910.335: Electrical

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Czech

Spark discussion with your team on effective ways to recognize, evaluate, and avoid electrical hazards. Topics covered include personal protective equipment related to electrical safety, OSHA requirements for working on equipment, and electrical injuries such as shocks, burns, electrocutions, and falls.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • List electrical hazards
  • Identify electrical injuries like shocks, burns, electrocutions, and falls
  • Define electrical fires
  • Describe the purpose of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)
  • Describe how to identify, assess, and manage electrical risks
  • Explain how to control electrical hazards
  • Describe proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when working near electrical hazards
  • Identify OSHA electrical regulations

Customer Reviews


One of the Best Training Resources Out There

“This training covers all the bases but isn't over complicated. Great for an awareness level training.”

pete Verified Customer


Clear and Concise

“The Electrical Safety General Awareness course is clear and concise. The video explains key points clearly and in laypersons terms. Great educational tool!”

Rich R. Verified Customer

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

Is this course for electricians?
While electricians may find this course interesting, this course is intended to be viewed by non-electricians who work with electricity as part of their jobs.

What are some common electrical injuries?
Shocks, burns, electrocutions, and falls after being exposed to electricity.

What is an amp?
An amp is a measure of electrical current. It is the amount of electric charge passing a point in a circuit within a given amount of time. Specifically, it's 6.241 x 1018 electrons per second.

What is a volt?
A volt is a measure of electrical force. Specifically, it's the difference in electrical potential between two points of a conducting wire when an electric current of one amp dissipates one watt of power between those two points.

Can the electricity in a common household outlet kill me?
Yes, a common household outlet may carry 15 amps, and exposure to as little as half an amp could kill you.

What type of fire extinguisher should be used to put out an electrical fire?
Class C fire extinguishers.

What is a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)?
A device that helps to protect people from getting electrical shock. GFCIs work by sensing a difference between supply and return electrical current and immediately interrupting the circuit.

Don't circuit breakers protect people from electrical shock?
Circuit breakers are intended to protect equipment. You can be electrocuted well before a circuit breaker shuts current down.

What are some common electrical hazards?
Exposed electrical parts, bad electrical insulation, overhead power lines, overload circuits, wet conditions that might conduct electricity.

What can I do to protect myself from electrical hazards?
Identify electrical hazards in your work place, evaluate risk associated with them, and control the hazards when appropriate (remember that in many cases, this should be left to an electrician). Also follow safe work practices when working with electricity.

What is lockout/tagout?
The process of de-energizing a machine or equipment (including electrical energy) and ensuring it's not used so that maintenance can be performed. Lockout/tagout is very critical when working on machinery that is powered by electricity. See our lockout/tagout course for more.

What is arc flash?
An arc flash is a type of electrical explosion; it can harm a person even if the person is several feet away. Check out our arc flash course for more.

In regards to electricity, what does OSHA consider a "qualified person" to be?
A qualified person is "One who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved. " Please see 1910.399 for more.

What kind of PPE offers protection from electrical hazards?
There are many types that might help, depending on the circumstances, but consider using protective gloves, boots approved for electrical work, face shields, goggles, and hard hats.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

While on the job, there are many sources of potential electrical hazards. These include power tools, power lines, and electrical circuits. Not only electricians are exposed to electrical hazards, grounds people, maintenance people, and other workers in the vicinity of electric hazards are frequently victims of electrical injuries. Just because you are not working on electrical circuits does not mean you are safe from electrocution. This training will provide general electrical safety awareness and education.

Additional Resources

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – www.osha.gov
  • OSHA Safety & Health Topics - http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electrical/
  • OSHA Publications - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/electrical_safety.html
  • OSHA QuickCard - https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/electrical_safety.pdf
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – www.cdc.gov/niosh/
  • NIOSH Electrical Safety - http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/electrical/

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