The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD program on Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments Part I… Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments. There are a number of causes of shock, electrical burns and electrocution. If the power to electrical equipment is not grounded, the grounding path has been broken, or there are live parts or bare wires, a fault current can travel through your body. Even when a piece of equipment or a tool is properly grounded, it can instantly change from safe to hazardous because of extreme conditions or rough treatment. So employees need to know what hazards to watch out for and how they can protect themselves. Topics covered in this course include electrical hazards and electrocution, major types of electrocution hazards, power lines and GFCI's, power tools and extension courses, lock-out/tag-out and more.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Know the four types of hazards OSHA says are associated with electricity, and the three types of injuries that can result from them.
- Recognize the three major types of electrocution hazards that are found in construction environments.
- Understand how to protect themselves from electrocution hazards.
- Know the different types of GFCI's and what they are designed to do.
- Understand the importance of properly locking and tagging out equipment when working on it.