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OSHA Electrical Safety

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S - Electrical

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This course addresses electrical safety requirements to safeguard employees and contractors who work near exposed energized parts, electrical equipment, and wiring in hazardous locations. This training is designed to help protect persons exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.
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$32.95 per student   (8-12)

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
This online electrical safety training course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.301 to 1910.399 Electrical Standard.

Who must take this training?
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.332 Training states:

(a) Scope. The training requirements contained in this section apply to employees who face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements of §1910.303 through 1910.308.
NOTE: Employees in occupations listed in Table S-4 face such a risk and are required to be trained.
Blue collar supervisors, Electrical and electronic engineers, Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, Electrical and electronic technicians, Electricians, Industrial machine operators, Material handling equipment operators, Mechanics and repairers, Painters, Riggers and roustabouts, Stationary engineers, and Welders.
Other employees who also may reasonably be expected to face a comparable risk of injury due to electric shock or other electrical hazards must also be trained.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: A 44-year-old electrician with 15 years of experience and qualified to work on low-voltage equipment was troubleshooting an electrical unit substation at a print shop. He tested the low-voltage panel and found that there was no power in one of the three phases. He removed and tested the three fuses for the 12,000 volt power supply. Not finding the problem, the electrician checked the incoming power supply. When he used a 600 volt multi-meter to test the 12,000 volt bus bar, an electrical arc occurred, burning both of the electrician's hands and cracking a vertebra. An investigation revealed that the electrical problem with the unit was caused by a blown fuse at the utility pole.

Key Takeaway: To avoid accidents like this one, always isolate and lock out high-voltage equipment. Do not work on energized high-voltage equipment without training. In addition, always use electrical test equipment that is suitable for the voltage at hand; never use low-voltage meters to test energized high-voltage equipment.

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to OSHA Electrical Standard Training
    • Fatality and Injury Statistics
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Key Terms
  • Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems
    • Examination of Equipment
    • Installation of Equipment
    • Electrical Connections
    • Arcing Parts, Markings, and Disconnecting Devices
    • Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at 600 Volts or Less
    • Guarding of Live Parts, 600 Volts or Less
    • Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at More Than 600 Volts
    • Enclosures for Electrical Installations - More Than 600 Volts
    • Indoor Installations - More Than 600 Volts
    • Space Around Electrical Equipment, More Than 600 Volts
    • Working Space, Entrances, and Illumination - More Than 600 Volts
    • Wiring Design and Protection
    • Branch Circuits and Receptacles
    • Testing Equipment Grounding Conductors
    • Outlet Devices and Receptacle Outlets
    • Outside Conductors, 600 Volts or Less
    • Clearances
    • Services
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • Grounding
    • Methods of Grounding Fixed Equipment
    • Wiring Methods, Components, and Equipment for General Use
    • Temporary Wiring
    • Cabinets, Boxes, and Fittings
    • Switches
    • Conductors for General Wiring
    • Fixture Wires
    • Attachment Plugs and Appliances
    • Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
    • Transformers and Capacitors
    • Specialized Purpose Equipment, Locations, and Systems
    • Hazardous Location Classification
    • Classifications
    • Documentation
    • Electrical Installations
    • Protection Techniques
  • Safety-Related Work Practices
    • Work Covered by The OSHA Electrical Standard
    • Training
    • Content of Training
    • General Work Practices
    • Work Practices Related to Exposed De-Energized Parts
    • Re-Energizing Equipment
    • Work Practices Related to Exposed Energized Parts
    • Working On or Near Overhead Lines
    • Illumination and Work in Confined or Enclosed Spaces
    • Conductive Materials, Equipment, and Apparel
    • Work Practices Related to the Use of Equipment
    • Portable Electrical Equipment
    • Electrical Power and Lighting Circuits
    • Use of Protective Equipment
    • Alerting Techniques
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Electrical Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hour to complete this OSHA 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Electrical Safety Training (general industry). Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Electrical Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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