We've talked about Home Electrical Safety, High Voltage & Effects of electric current in the human body. As a serious cause of death in-of-itself, and by causing sudden cardiac arrest, we want to assure our readers understand the dangers of working with electricity at home and at work.
Anyone who works with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything that could possibly be live. However, even the best of us can make mistakes when pushed for time.
Because 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.
Download the white paper "10 dumb things smart people do when testing electricity" that provides you and your teams with a handy, helpful checklist of what not to do when taking electrical measurements. The paper also provides a comprehensive list of the latest PPE categories and requirements, as written into NFPA 70E 2015.