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Electrical Safety


The lessons in this course were designed to provide training for electricians, mechanics, and others working with or around electricity. The lessons in this course provide an understanding of electricity focused on increased awareness and prevention of industrial accidents.


  • Describe the need to make electrical safety habits second-nature.
  • Describe the safe loading of circuits and basic rules when working around electricity.
  • Describe the dangers of static electricity and methods for controlling static electricity.
  • Identify the correct type of fire extinguisher to use on an electrical fire.
  • Describe how voltage, current, and resistance are related.
  • Identify safety considerations when using an extension cord.
  • Select the correct extension cord by rating.
  • Demonstrate the correct method of inspecting and handling extension cords.
  • Identify the proper procedure for inspecting portable electric hand tools.
  • Define the purpose of a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI).
  • Describe how accidental electric shock can occur.
  • Describe the affects various amounts of current have on the human body.
  • Identify the factors that influence body resistance to electric shock.
  • Describe how various current paths through the body affect the severity of electric shock.
  • Identify alerting techniques warning of electrical hazards.
  • Describe the need to lock and tag a de-energized circuit before working on the circuit.
  • Describe who is ‘Qualified’ according to OSHA.
  • Define PPE and follow safe work habits; Identify and use alerting techniques.
  • Properly use barriers.
  • Identify the need for an attendant and the requirements for being ‘Qualified’.
  • Describe hazards for which gloves should be worn and factors to consider when selecting gloves.
  • Identify proper practices for inspecting gloves and sleeves prior to use.
  • Identify proper practices for repairing gloves and sleeves.
  • Identify proper practices for wear and care of gloves and sleeves.
  • Identify approved protective eyewear and types of hazards for which it offers protection.
  • Identify proper practices for putting on and taking off protective eyewear.
  • Identify proper practices for inspecting protective eyewear.
  • Identify proper practices for caring for protective eyewear.
  • Explain the protection provided by helmets.
  • Identify the level of protection offered by Class A and Class B helmets.
  • Identify proper methods for inspecting a helmet.
  • Identify proper methods for wearing and maintaining a helmet.
  • Identify safeguards other than PPE worn on the body.
  • Identify proper methods for using rubber insulating equipment.
  • Identify proper uses of matting.
  • Identify the safety features provided by insulating tools and how to use them properly.
  • Identify proper methods for using fuse pullers.
  • Identify proper methods for using barriers.
  • Identify proper methods for using ropes and handlines.

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