While electrical energy does a lot of useful work on a job site, it can create serious hazards as well. Electricity kills more than a hundred construction workers each year and injures thousands more. They also suffer more than half of the electrical injuries that occur on the job. But these incidents could have been prevented.
MARCOM’s updated “Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities” training products discuss the electrical hazards that can be encountered on construction sites, the OSHA regulations that address them, and the responsibilities that employers have to protect workers from accidents and injuries involving electricity.
All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.
Topics covered in these products include:
- Electricity, OSHA and employee safety.
- Working near power lines.
- Safe practices for using electrical tools and cords.
- Reducing ground fault hazards.
- Energy isolation and equipment guarding.
- and more.
All “Electrocution Hazards” products are available in English and Spanish.
The “Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3 – 5 minute courses:
- “Electricity, OSHA and Employee Safety”
- “Working Near Power Lines”
- “Electrical Tools and Cords: Best Practices”
- “Reducing Ground Fault Hazards”
- “Energy Isolation, Equipment Guarding and Lock-Out/Tag-Out”