About this course…
Virtually every worker on an industrial or commercial job site works with or uses electrically-powered equipment. Most of these workers have no concept of the hazards they could possibly be exposed to by performing common, everyday tasks. Jewelry contacting energized components, overstressed power strips, coffee pots and heaters placed into the workplace all can increase the risk to the employee and to production if the worker is not aware of the potential issues involved. This course covers common situations that could place the non-electrical worker into dangerous situations.
Who should attend…
Industrial plant managers and supervisors, occupational health and safety coordinators, federal, provincial and municipal government building owners, managers, operators and building service technicians, private, commercial and institutional building owners, managers, operators and building service technicians, non-electrical skilled workers such as fitters, painters, carpenters, laborers, utility operators, equipment operators, janitors, waste handlers and warehouse workers, and other workers who may use or interact with electrical equipment and devices.
Course Length 1 day (8 contact hours)
Each open-enrollment student will receive a course text. Copies of NFPA 70E available at an additional cost.
- Review of electrical hazards, their causes and the potential for injuries and fatalities
- Understand how to avoid these hazards
- Common situations that can increase risk to workers
- OSHA’s electrical safety-related work practices regulation as it applies to non-electrical personnel
- Understand electrical LOTO and the Safe Work Zone
- Understand applicable OSHA regulations for non-electrical workers
- Understand and apply NFPA 70E requirements for unqualified persons
- Understand the safe approach distances for shock and arc flash and the purpose of a safe work zone