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ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

With an increase in reported injuries and deaths associated with the use of electricity, electrical safety is becoming a more prominent health and safety topic in industry. Canada’s newest electrical standard, the CSA Z462, outlines the requirement for safeguarding workers from electrical hazards. Accordingly, this online course provides a well-rounded approach to the basics of electrical safety and helps increase understanding of the dangers of electricity from both a shock protection and arc flash protection point of view.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

Energy Flow and Barriers

  • Insulation factors
  • Safety basics
  • Barriers
  • Grounding and bonding

Induction

  • What is induction?
  • Effects of electrostatic induction
  • Effects of electromagnetic induction
  • Testing procedures for induction
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Effects of ESD
  • Principles of static electricity control

Step and Touch Potential

  • Effects of step and touch potentials
  • Effects of a ground fault
  • Best protection against step and touch potentials
  • How shocks can be received from step and touch potentials
  • Types of ground mats and their uses

Electricity and the Human Body

  • Five primary hazards associated with electricity and its use
  • Major factors which contribute to the effects of electricity on the human body
  • Delayed effects associated with electricity on the human body

Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Hazards

  • Two types of boundary limitations for electrically operated equipment
  • Qualified and unqualified personnel
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Prohibited approach boundary
  • Flash protection boundary
  • Shock hazard analysis
  • Purpose of flash hazard analysis
  • Equipment labels and the content of the label
  • Example of a generic label
  • Examples of labels in use

Safety Training for the Qualified Worker

  • Importance of recognizing when you are qualified or not qualified to perform a task
  • “Limited approach boundary” for unqualified personnel and the “prohibited approach boundary” for qualified workers
  • Use of voltage-related electrical gloves
  • Protective clothing and equipment that qualified workers must wear and use
  • Procedures for de-energizing equipment and verifying a zero energy state

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Recognizing when PPE is required
  • Types of PPE necessary under certain circumstances
  • PPE limitations
  • Proper care and maintenance of PPE

Safe Work Procedures

  • Safe work procedures or special precautionary techniques
  • Operating procedures necessary to operate specific equipment
  • Special precautionary techniques necessary to operate equipment
  • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation process

Corded Electrical Equipment, Extensions Cords, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, and Circuit Protection Devices

  • Hazards associated with the use of power tools
  • Care and proper use of power tools
  • Selection of extension cords and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
  • Safe use of extension cords
  • Circuit protection devices

 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE DURATION: Approximately 3 hours

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEST: Testing conducted throughout this online Electrical Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU): This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.

UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE
mobile compliantThis course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

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