Worker injuries resulting from lacking or inadequate electrical safety controls can be debilitating and even fatal. It is the responsibility of the health and safety professional to recognize electrical hazards and suggest methods of control. Basic electrical safety is an introductory course for the safety professional. It provides the professional with how-to issues as well as a unique, direct focus, and explanation of principles and visual skills. You will learn the basic principles to comply with OSHA and NEC standards. You will also receive a chronological sequence for implementation of electrical hazard control and management.
Learning Aids: An arithmetic/scientific calculator with square root function is required for this seminar. A fully charged laptop with MS Excel is optional.
· Discuss engineering design principles and management principles of electrical safety including the application of OSHA's newly adopted NFPA 70E electrical safety requirements
· Apply the basic principles of electricity including current and electrical circuits to your safety planning efforts
· Identify the hazards of electricity to the human body
· Implement engineering control principles of electrical hazards (including hazardous locations, wiring protection and design, grounding, workspace)
· Explain the requirements when working near energized equipment when utilizing PPE, approach boundaries, and energy control procedures
· Identify the regulatory requirements for electrical safety under OSHA and the NEC, (NFPA 70E)
· Recognize the safety requirements for electrical equipment, temporary wiring, and cord and plug equipment
· Implement the training requirements for qualified persons
· Develop a company electrical safety program
· Demonstrate the skills learned in this course through "hands-on" laboratory sessions on basic principles, reverse polarity, and energy control
Instructors: Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH, Occupational Services Inc., San Diego, CA
Credit: 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.0 Safety CM Points # 08-2215