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The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations is the federal legislation enabled by the Canada Labour Code. Electrical safety standards are listed under Part 8. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is the largest regulatory agency in Canada. The CSA has compiled many OHS-related standards, including the Z462-18 series, which deals specifically with workplace electrical safety. To supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS and the CSA, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs.
Who must take this course?
Employees who may be exposed to electrical hazards are required to be trained to understand the hazards associated with electrical energy, as well as safe work practices and procedures for their protection, health and safety.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Canada OHS Electrical Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Electrical Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Canada OHS Electrical Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
Welcome to the Electrical Safety Training course. Electrical work presents a variety of safety concerns, so this course is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the hazards involved, as well as ways to keep yourself and your coworkers safe. We will cover the basics of electricity, the effects electricity has on the body, some of the most common electrical hazards, and ways to reduce or eliminate hazards.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Electrical Safety
- Key Terms
- Employer Responsibilities
- Worker Responsibilities
- Electrical Concepts
- Properties of Electricity
- Units of Measurements
- Ohm's Law
- Electrical Hazards
- Exposed Electrical Parts
- Inadequate Wiring
- Overhead Power Lines
- Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment
- Battery Hazards
- Improper Grounding
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Arc Flashes-Overview
- Arc Flashes-Precautions
- Arc Flashes-Incident Response
- Effects of Electric Current on the Body
- Electric Current Properties
- Types of Injuries
- Electric Shock Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- First Aid Considerations
- Shock Rescue Kits
- Administrative Controls
- Equipment Labelling
- Approach Boundaries
- Warning Signs and Barricades
- Energized Electrical Work Permit
- Lockout/Tagout Overview
- Individual Lockout
- Group Lockout
- Complex Group Lockout
- Engineering Controls
- Temporary Protective Grounding Equipment
- Insulated Tools and Equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment
- PPE Requirements-Upper Body
- PPE Requirements-Torso and Lower Body
- Choosing PPE
- PPE Standards
- PPE Care
- Best Practices
- General Safety Practices
- Electrical Safety Program
- Electrical Safety Training
- Equipment Maintenance and Testing
- Additional Resources
Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes in the types of electrical equipment, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving electricity indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.