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This workshop is designed to increase electrical safety awareness by providing an understanding of the hazards of electricity, electrical shock, electrical arcflash, and electrical arc-blast for employees classified as “qualified” who work on or near exposed electrical parts operating at 50 volts or more, and for those employees classified as “unqualified” but are exposed to electrical hazards during the performance of their job duties.
This workshop is designed for electrical technicians, engineers, supervisors and other personnel who work on/or near energized electrical equipment, as well as Safety Professionals and Managers.
- Describe the hazards of electricity.
- Address the process of performing an electrical hazards analysis to determine the level of shock and arc-flash hazards.
- Address the safe work practices and procedures that are necessary to protect industrial and utility electrical workers who maintain electrical equipment.
- Identify the shock protection boundaries.
- Explain the use of electrical protective equipment.
- Identify arc/flash protective equipment and clothing.
- Identify electrical safe work practices and procedures.
- Identify safety related maintenance requirements.
The workshop should help attendees know how to avoid the hazards of electricity by using special precautionary techniques, such as safety signs and tags, barricades, and attendants, along with safe working and approach distances to electrical equipment and overhead power lines; the requirements for in-service care, inspection, testing, and use of personal protective equipment to prevent electrical shock and injury from arc flash; insulating and shielding materials for protection from the electrical hazards; insulated hand tools to prevent short circuits and ground faults; and the proper selection and use of temporary protective grounding (earthing).