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Electrical current keeps construction sites running but can have dangerous consequences for workers on the job. That’s why reducing or eliminating exposure to harmful electrical current is a top priority for employers and employees throughout the construction industry. Our intermediate level Electrical Safety for Construction course addresses common hazards, OSHA’s requirements for electricity, personal protective equipment, and more. Upon completion of this electrical safety for construction training course, participants will be better prepared to identify, mitigate, and respond to electrical hazards.
This 40-minute online electrical safety for construction training course explores basic electrical concepts and standards for safe working conditions. Topics include:
Introduction to electrical safety
A review of general electricity concepts, including volts, amps, and current
Effects of electrocution and mild electric shock on the human body
Factors determining the severity of electrical hazards (amperage, the current’s path, duration of contact)
Common electrical hazards on the job site
OSHA requirements for electrical safety
Preventing electrical hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Electrical safety training and planning requirements
Proper use of equipment
Equipment inspections and maintenance
Minimum safe distances from sources of electrical energy
Benefitting all employees and employers who work around electrical energy on the job site, this course is intended for construction professionals such as:
If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.
Upon completion of our online Electrical Safety for Construction course, you will be prepared to work safely in the presence of electricity, recognize and avoid hazards, and safely use construction site equipment. Additionally, you will understand safety training and planning requirements, inspections, and other important strategies for maintaining a safer worksite.