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Electrical Safety

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Operational and on-the-job electrical safety doesn't seem like something that one can learn overnight. There are rules of thumb, personal preferences, and there are regulations. Learning everything there is to know about care and awareness around electrical systems takes time, and handling materials comfortably in confidently usually requires some time to adapt to as well.

OSHA regulations for electrical safety, detailed in Standard 1910.332 are numerous, and reading though OSHA legal language can be difficult at best. Electrical safety videos, however, usually cover a range of topics that are regulated by OSHA, and include visual and audio examples of safe practices and common concerns. Important points are often repeated, first with a practical example, then later in bullet or review form.

How Electrical Safety Videos Are Organized

For safety reasons, OSHA requires in-depth training and knowledge before you can achieve certification. There are pages and pages of standards available from OSHA, and for a topic as dangerous and risky as the handling of tools and components of electrical systems, there is just too much information pack into a 20 or 25-minute video. In order to cover the wide range of subtopics and related topics, electrical safety is covered in multiple videos.

One such video might cover electrical safety and related work practices. In this case, related work practices include OSHA inspection definitions, tag requirements, and how to handle common dangers such as overhead power lines. Other videos might offer more in-depth job site information, including how to comply with OSHA standards on the job, care around liquids, and other such safety information.


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