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Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR, Section 2299-2599 & 2700-2989

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Working with electricity is almost unavoidable, and the hazards of electrical shock are well documented. Still, exposure to electricity remains a major hazard on the job. Depending on the amount of electrical current and the length of time the current is present in the body, electrical shock can result in injury or death. Anyone who works with electricity on the job needs to understand and follow applicable safety regulations.

This online certification course presents an overview of the State of California regulations for work around low-voltage and high-voltage electrical installations. The course covers the Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety Orders (ESOs) outlined in Title 8 of the Code of California Regulations; hazards of working near or around electricity; and employer and employee responsibilities for ensuring a safe workplace.

This course is for:
In nearly every occupation, workers are exposed to electrical energy as they complete their job duties. Any employee exposed to hazardous electricity needs adequate electrical safety training. This electrical safety training online course meets these requirements.

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Case Study: A team of workers was performing preventive maintenance on the electrical system of a railroad maintenance facility. One worker was cleaning an electrical cabinet with an aerosol cleaning fluid. Not knowing it was energized, he began spraying the fluid into the upper compartment of the cabinet. The spray provided a conductive path for the current into the can and across the worker's chest, causing an explosion. He was found with his clothes on fire and died within 24 hours.

Key Takeaways: Before doing any electrical work, ensure that all equipment and circuits have been de-energized, perform lock-out/tag-out procedures, and test the equipment and circuits to make sure they are de-energized. Never use aerosol spray cans around high-voltage equipment.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards pertaining to electrical safety. Regulations regarding electrical training can be found in Title 8 of California's Code of Regulations (CCR) in Subchapter 5. These regulations are broken down further into Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders found in Subsections 2299-2599 and High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders found in Subsections 2700-2989.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Electrical Safety Regulations
  • Electrical Safety Regulations
  • Cal/OSHA Safety Orders
  • NFPA 70E
  • Definitions of Key Terms
    The Importance of Electrical Safety
  • Who Is At Risk for Electrical Accidents?
  • General Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
    Electrical Hazards
  • Effects of Electrical Current
  • Electrical Shock Hazard
  • Physical Reactions to Electrical Shock
  • Fall Hazard
  • Electrical Burn Hazard
  • Arc Flash Hazard
  • "People" Hazards
    Cal/OSHA Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
  • Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders (ESO-LV)
  • Who May Perform Electrical Work
  • Work on Energized Equipment or Systems
  • Work on De-Energized Equipment or Systems
  • Re-Energizing of Equipment or Systems
  • Safety Precautions
  • Electrical Installation Requirements
  • Working Space
  • Marking and Identification
  • Grounding
  • Branch Circuits and Receptacles
  • Outlet Devices
  • Outdoor Wiring and Services
  • Overcurrent Protection and Circuit Breakers
  • General and Temporary Wiring
  • Open Wiring
  • Cabinets, Boxes, and Fittings
  • Switches and Switchboards
  • Flexible Cords and Cables
  • Motors and Disconnections
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Specialized Regulations
    Cal/OSHA High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
  • General Regulations
  • Service and Service Entrance Equipment
  • Feeders and Branch Circuits
  • Wiring
  • Pull Boxes
  • Conduit
  • Continuous Rigid Cable Supports
  • Suspension of Cables
  • Enclosures for Electrical Installations
  • Conductors
  • Other Elements of High-Voltage Installations
  • Regulations for Special Situations and Locations
  • Outdoor Wiring
  • Working near Overhead Lines
  • Work Around High-Voltage Lines
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this 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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

According to California OSHA, retraining must be provided when there is a change in working conditions or when the employer observes a need for employee re-education. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Jose L Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

This course was very informative and does a good job at providing tools and guidance. The case studies resonated the most with because they really prove that accidents can happen to anyone and for the most part they can be avoided.

Ed P Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

Good overview of electrical safety but several sections do not pertain to our Engineering Laboratory Environment.

Miranda S Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

It was a decent course

Jose C Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

The course is great and straightforward.

Mason R Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

20 year electrician taking this test and surprised how many interesting facts I learned. Thanks for putting this together.

Chris J Verified
Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety

The course is very informative.

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