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High Voltage

We talked about the effects of electrical current on the human body as it relates to burns and cardiac arrest. But what about Electrical Safety in general?

electrical-safety-tileBecause electricity is all around us, having some type of working knowledge of hazards, and emergencies attributed to electricity is important. Since electricity lights up our homes, powers much of the machinery and equipment that we use, and runs many of our tools, most employees take it for granted. Yet electricity can also be dangerous. Employees need to know how electricity works, and what they should do to protect themselves from its hazards. Our training products on Electrical Safety remind employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need to work safely around electricity. This program will also assist in satisfying the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 (Electrical Safety Standard) for non-qualified employees.

Occupations that face a higher than normal risk for an electrical accident - blue collar supervisor, electrical and electronic engineers, electricians, industrial machine operators, material handling equipment operators mechanics and repairers. NOTE: The workers in these groups do not need to be trained if their work or the work of those under their supervision are not close enough to exposed electrical parts that operate at 50 Volts or more.

Another fun tidbit we pulled up from our OSHA 10 Hour training Materials developed last century was this chart of minimum required safe distance from power lines:


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  • Bill

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