Electrical Practices: Workplace Safety for Non-Electrician

This course can be designed to train employees at your company.  For more information, email contracttrainingsales@jjc.edu.

The workshop provides an understanding of electricity focused on increased awareness and prevention of industrial and home accidents.

You will learn

  1. How voltage, current, and resistance are related, and the effects various amounts of current have on the human body.
  2. How to identify the factors that influence body resistance to electric shock.
  3. How the amount of time spent in contact with an electrical circuit will affect the severity of shock.
  4. The basic safety rules when working around electricity, and the safe loading of circuits.
  5. How to identify safety considerations when using an extension cord and the proper procedure for inspecting portable electric hand tools.
  6. To define the purpose of a ground fault interrupter (GFI).
  7. To identify the correct type of fire extinguisher to use on an electrical fire.
  8. To identify the need to lock and tag a de-energized circuit before working on the circuit.
  9. To describe the dangers of static electricity.

Workshop Outline

  • Accident Prevention, Industry Safe Work Practices,
  • Electrical Hazards, Hazard Awareness
  • General Theory, Equipment Selection
  • Personal Protective Equipment, types, ratings and care
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Protective Equipment
  • Receptacles, switches, power tools
  • Circuit breakers, fuses, GFIs
  • Electrical equipment found in the home
  • Cords, what to do in the event of an electrical fire
  • First aid for shock victim
  • Battery safety

Course Addresses The Following Requirements:

  • Introduction to Electrical Standards
    • OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 & 1926, NEC, & NFPA 70E
  • OSHA’s 1910.332 – OSHA Training Requirements
  • Electricity & Electric Shock
    • Nature Of Electrical Accidents
    • Effects of Electrical Shock
    • First Aid For Electric Shock Victims
  • OSHA’s 1910.333 – Selection & Use Of Work Practices
    • Lock Out/Tag Out
    • Approach Distances
  • OSHA’s 1910.334 – Use Of Equipment
    • Portable Electric Equipment
    • Electric Power & Lighting Circuits
    • Hazardous Locations
  • OSHA’s 1910.335 – Safeguards For Personnel Protection

In-House Training Available

For additional information about in-house training, please call Amy Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or email amurphy@jjc.edu