Electrical Safety Training for Employees and Businesses
Knowing the appropriate safety measures to take when working with electricity reduces workplace accidents, injuries, fatalities and fires.
Better everyday decisions
When employees are aware of the potential dangers of working with electrical equipment, they can take the necessary precautions to avoid electrical shock and burns.
Electrical Safety covers these topics and more:
- Current, resistance, voltage, conductors, insulators and grounding
- Types of electrical hazards
- Electrical protection methods
- Purpose of the energy control program
- Hazardous energy sources and methods necessary for energy control
- Primary causes of injury from hazardous energy
- Steps to properly control hazardous energy when servicing equipment
Benefits of Electrical Safety Training
Electricity can be dangerous and potentially deadly if not handled properly. Providing workers with the knowledge and skills needed to work safely around electricity helps prevent electrical hazards that can cause electrocution, burns, shock and fires.
Electrical hazards, such as wiring deficiencies, improper grounding and overloaded circuits, are among the leading causes of electrical shock, fire and arc flash. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) expects employers to make electrical safety procedures and practices part of regular work processes.
Employers are responsible for conducting electrical hazard analysis, creating electrical safety plans, providing safety training and having an emergency response plan should an electrical incident occur.
How Employee Electrical Safety Training Works
Traliant’s Electrical Safety training is a 30-minute course that explains the basics around electrical safety and the common risks related to power lines, cords, power tools and sockets. Additionally, the course covers Lockout/Tagout procedures, the dangers of working with electricity and best practices to keep workers and others safe.
This course aligns with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general industry programs and focuses on the fundamental principles of electricity and its associated hazards and danger points.
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The Traliant difference
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