Electrical

Electricity is essential to modern life, but its current exposes workers to a serious, widespread workplace hazard. Many workers are exposed to electrical energy while completing their daily responsibilities, and many are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work and personal environment - making them more vulnerable to the dangers of shock, fire and electrocution.

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard and electricians are specially trained for this trade. U.S. Safety offers several courses in electrical safety for non-electricians. These courses include several topic-specific toolbox type safety trainings as well as a 2-Hour user training that includes all the information in the toolbox type safety training. Current toolbox safety talks include:

• Electrical hazards & basic controls
• Effect of shock & the body
• Grounding, bonding & wet locations
• Circuit protection devices and how they work
• Temporary lighting & wiring
• Extension cords, splitters and daisy chaining
• Arc flash & hot work
• Overhead & underground lines
• Energized parts & insulation
• Lockout/tagout
• Generators & batteries