OSHA Construction Electrical Safety

This course is intended as an overview of the Construction electrical standard, providing explanations of the various requirements set by OSHA.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 3 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to OSHA Construction Electrical Standard Training
  • Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems on Construction Sites
  • Wiring Design and Protection
  • Wiring Methods, Components, and Equipment for General Use
  • Specialized Purpose Equipment, Locations, and Systems
  • Hazardous Location Classification
  • Special Systems
  • Safety-Related Work Practices

Course Description

This training is intended as an overview of the Construction electrical standard, providing explanations of the various requirements set by OSHA. The approach is to cover hazard identification, avoidance, and control, along with practical information on safe work practices.

The OSHA Construction Electrical Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Construction Electrical Safety Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to OSHA Construction Electrical Standard Training

  • Fatality and Injury Statistics
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Key Terms

Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems on Construction Sites

  • Approval and Examination
  • Interrupting Rating, and Mounting and Cooling of Equipment
  • Electrical Connections, Arcing Parts, Markings, and Disconnecting Devices
  • Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at 600 Volts or Less
  • Guarding of Live Parts, 600 Volts or Less
  • Design Safety Standards for Equipment Operating at More Than 600 Volts
  • Enclosures for Electrical Installations – More Than 600 Volts
  • Installations Accessible to Unqualified People – More Than 600 Volts
  • Space Around Electrical Equipment, More Than 600 Volts
  • Working Space, Entrances, and Illumination – More Than 600 Volts

Wiring Design and Protection

  • Branch Circuits and Receptacles
  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program
  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program (continued)
  • Record-Keeping
  • Outside Conductors, 600 Volts or Less
  • Clearances
  • Services
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Grounding
  • Portable and Vehicle-Mounted Systems
  • Grounding Connections
  • Methods of Grounding Fixed Equipment

Wiring Methods, Components, and Equipment for General Use

  • Temporary Wiring
  • Temporary Wiring – Branch Circuits
  • Temporary Wiring – Receptacles and Disconnections
  • Temporary Wiring – Lighting, Changes, and Cords
  • Cabinets, Boxes, and Fittings
  • Switches
  • Switches (continued)
  • Conductors for General Wiring
  • Portable Cables Over 600 Volts, Nominal
  • Splices
  • Fixture Wires
  • Attachment Plugs
  • Appliances
  • Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
  • Transformers and Capacitors
  • Transformers and Capacitors (continued)

Specialized Purpose Equipment, Locations, and Systems

  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks
  • X-Ray Equipment

Hazardous Location Classification

  • Classifications
  • Documentation
  • Electrical Installations

Special Systems

  • Interrupting and Isolating Devices
  • Mobile and Portable Equipment
  • Tunnel Installations
  • Conductors in Tunnels
  • Tunnels – Disconnecting, Grounding, and Bonding
  • Tunnels – Communication Systems
  • Tunnels – Communication Protective Devices and Conductor Location
  • Tunnels – Communication System Equipment Location and Grounding

Safety-Related Work Practices

  • Training
  • Content of Training
  • General Work Practices
  • Work Practices Related to Passageways, Load Ratings, and Fuses
  • Work Practices Related to the Use of Equipment
  • Lock-Out and Tagging of Circuits
  • Use of Protective Equipment
  • Equipment Care
  • Use of Special Equipment

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Electrical Safety Training (general industry). Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer –

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer’s industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

What are the governing regulations?

This online construction electrical safety training and certification course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart K Electrical Safety Standard.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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