Electrical Safe Work Practices

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Updated with Arc Flash! All persons who install, maintain, repair, or just work near electrical power equipment need electrical safety training. United States labor law spells out safe work practices and employee training requirements. This computer based training provides the information required by OSHA 29CFR1910 Subpart S, as well as other important safety information not required by OSHA. Selected as a Finalist for the 2003 Product of the Year Award by Plant Engineering Magazine. Winner of the 2004 Product of the Year (Category: Computer & Software) by EC&M Magazine.

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The New Law

What is an Electrical Hazard?
Other Electrical Safety Standards
– NFPA 70E
– National Electrical Code (NEC)

Electricity and Worker Safety

Electrical Safety Statistical Data
Unsafe Conditions vs. Unsafe Acts
Effects of Electric Shock
– Unsafe Voltage and Current Levels
– Burns from Electric Shock
– Pressure Waves
– Delayed Trauma

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Compliance (OSHA, NFPA, IEEE)

Energized Equipment

The “Qualified Person” (as defined by OSHA)
Making Circuits Safe
Lock-out and Tag-out Procedures (1910.147)
Voltage Sensors and Meters
Specific Electrical Lock-out Requirements (1910.333)
Key Interlocking Systems
Grounds and Grounding
– System, Equipment and Static Grounds
– Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) and Relays (GFR)
– Temporary Grounds and Shunts

Safe Work Practices

Safe Approach Distances
Alertness (NFPA 70E)
Illumination Requirements
Conductive Apparel and Insulated Tools
Employing Protective Shields
Portable Ladders Around an Electrical Hazard
Confined or Enclosed Work Spaces
Properly Dealing with Interlocks

Use of Equipment

Portable Electric Equipment and Cords
Electric Power and Lighting Circuits
Test Instruments and Equipment
Use of Flammable Materials
– Extinguishing Electrical Fires
Explosion Proof & Dust Ignition Proof Applications

Personnel Protection

Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Signs, Tags, and Barricades
Danger vs. Caution vs. Warning