This course covers OSHA Electrical Standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single-and three-phase systems, cord-and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures and applicable portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students will participate in workshops on the safe and correct use of electrical testing equipment.
Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand the severity of electrical current on the human body, recognize and evaluate actual and potential electrical hazards and reference the applicable OSHA Standard. Students will also know how to determine hazard abatement measures and will understand the proper use of electrical testing equipment. Minimum student contact hours: 26