The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's interactive course on Electrocution Hazards Part I: Worksite Safety discusses the electrical hazards that can be found on a job site, the OSHA standards that have been established to protect workers from them, and what employees should do to avoid accidents and injuries involving electricity. Getting things done on a job site can require plenty of electrical energy, and it's easy to forget that electricity can cause painful shocks, burns... even "electrocution". Every year, it causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries in the construction industry. But these incidents could have been prevented. Areas covered in the course include electrical hazards and OSHA standards, high voltage power lines, tools, extension cords and receptacles, grounding, continuity and GFCIs, lock-out/tag-out and more.
The second in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's interactive course on Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities discusses 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. 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. Areas covered in the course include information on 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, lock-out/tag-out, and more.