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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 course?
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.
TABLE S-4 TYPICAL OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES FACING A HIGHER THAN NORMAL RISK OF ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT
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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It will take a MINIMUM of 1 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA 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 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Electrical Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.
This course covers OSHA's General Industry Electrical standards 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (1910.301 to 1910.399). This course describes relevant standards, electrical hazards in the workplace, along with hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- what the relevant standards cover,
- types of electrical injuries, including:
- what electricity is and why it can be hazardous,
- safety devices:
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs),
- Circuit breakers/fuses
- causes of electrical hazards,
- controls, including:
- engineering/technological solutions
- work practices and training
- Personal Protective Equipment
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.
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