Electrical Safety for Unqualified Electrical Workers

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(OSHA 1910 & NFPA 70E 2013 standards)

Significant hazards exist to both personnel and equipment with generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The proper use of safety equipment, knowledge of electrical hazards, and knowledge of how to respond in the event of an electrical incident are absolutely critical for all electrical workers.

This electrical safety program will provide the student with the information needed to comply with the latest OSHA regulations and NFPA 70E requirements. The purpose of this course is to provide staff personnel an understanding of the hazards associated with working on or around electricity and to identify the most effective ways to minimize the risks associated with the hazards.

Those who work near electrical equipment as well as supervisors, managers and safety personnel should attend this course.

(4 Hours)

INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives
Required Worker Safety Training

CODES AND STANDARDS
Federal Safety Regulations (OSHA)
Enforcement Agencies
Formal Company Policies

SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS
Safety Engineering
Safety Program Essentials
Elements of Safety Programs

ELECTRIC SHOCK
Nature of Electric Shock
Quantifying the Shock Hazard
Mitigation of Shock Hazard
Protective Equipment
Rescuing a Shock Victim

ARC FLASH AND BLAST
Nature of Arc Flash and Blast
Personal Protective Equip. Cal/cm2
Boundaries and Incident Energy

SAFE WORK PRACTICES
Employer Responsibilities
Employee Responsibilities
Contractor Responsibilities
Equipment Working Clearances
Performance of LOTO Procedures
Release from LOTO & Re-energization

SPECIAL SITUATIONS
Low Voltage Systems
Overhead Maintenance
Enclosed Spaces

MAINTENANCE FOR SAFETY
NETA MTS
SOPs
Formal Policy Standards