Electrical Safety Training in the United States

OSHA Safety Courses cover NFPA 70E & LOTO

Electrical Safety TrainingElectricity is one of the top causes of workplace accidents and injuries in the United States. The power of electricity can be fatal. TC Risk Management Services offers electrical safety training to companies dealing with electrical hazards. We identify all electrical hazards then provide the necessary safety requirements needed to introduce best electrical work practices. Electrical safety training includes safety requirements for contractors and vendors. Our OSHA courses benefit anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing electrical systems.

We offer on-site electrical safety training across the United States for greater convenience! Schedule training now to receive initial electrical training for new hires or continuing education credits for experienced electricians.

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Electrical Work Requires Safety Training to Reduce Risks

There are many dangers involved in working with or around electricity. Workers take on a great personal risk when dealing with electrical jobs, which is why standardized safety training is required by many organizations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) both have specific rules and regulations about employees dealing with electrical hazards in the workplace. NFPA 70E or Standard Electrical Safety in the Workplace is covered by TC Risk safety classes.

While electrical safety training may seem obvious for professional electricians or contractors, there are many industries which require their workers to come into contact with electricity on a regular basis. All of these workers need to understand how to remain safe while performing their job. TC Risk Management offers everything from the basics to highly technical safety training for businesses.

Basic Hazards of Electricity in the Workplace

  • Shock - Electric shock occurs when the human body becomes part of the path through which current flows. A direct result can be electrocution and an indirect result can be injury resulting from a fall or movement due to the shock.
  • Arc Flash - An arc flash is when a flashover of electric current leaves the intended path and travels through the air or ground. Arc flashes result from a low-impedance connection to ground or another voltage point in an electrical system. Arc flashes can cause serious injury and even death.
  • Arc Blast - Arc-blasts are a release of energy from high-amperage currents arcing through the air. The can be caused by accidental contact with energized components or equipment failure.
  • Reaction Injury - Various injuries can occur from electrical hazards. Reaction injuries can include burns, neurological effects, ventricular fibrillation and even death.

The goal of TC Risk Management Electrical Safety Training courses is to ensure your workers never have to experience these hazards firsthand. Severe injury from any of these can lead to lifelong health problems for employees.

Qualified and Unqualified Workers Safe Electrical Work Practices

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A qualified worker is defined by OSHA as an employee who has received full technical training and understanding of dealing with electrical items and circuits while on the job. Don't forget to sign up for electrical continuing education courses if you need licensing or certification.

Unqualified workers are those who have not been fully trained or certified to deal with electrical issues, including office workers who may not ever come into contact with electrical issues. However, giving them the same Electrical Safety Training will reduce accidents as they better understand the basics of electrical hazards. New employees are at additional risk until they receive training. We can even teach office workers for your company so everyone has the same base level of safety training.

Simple Solutions for Work Place Electrical Hazards

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During your electrical safety training we’ll cover several easy ways to start protecting yourself and your workers:

  • Insulated tools
  • Portable electrical tools
  • Confined space requirements
  • Illumination requirements
  • Portable ladders
  • Basic hazard recognition

TC Risk Management will consult with your company to find the best ways to reduce electrical accidents unrelated to worker error. Many OSHA violations result in heavy fines for putting workers at risk. Our workplace solutions keep your company safe while decreasing the likelihood of a costly violation.

Effective Electrical Safety-Lock Out Tag Out

A consistent tag out policy is one of the easiest ways to prevent workplace accidents around electricity. The right system ensures all of your workers know when wires or outlets are live and which ones they can safely work on. Everyone should be trained with the same written safety policy to avoid miscommunication.

With TC Risk Management, we create specific policies for businesses to handle electrical tagging procedures. Additional electrical safety services include:

  • Electrical policies
  • Safe electrical procedures
  • Work place assessment options and tools
  • Auditing of electrical safe practices in accordance with 2012 NFPA 70E
  • Evaluation of safe electrical practice by electrical workers
  • LOTO evaluations of qualified and authorized worker
  • ANSI lock-out/tag-out procedures, policies and application

Our Milwaukee-based electrical course instructors provide OSHA compliance assistance for a variety of industries nationwide. We even show examples of electrical safety violations so your staff knows what to look for in the future.

Unsafe Electrical OutletLong-Term Electrical Safety Solutions, Not Duct Tape

With years of experience in workplace safety and OSHA compliance, we’ve seen just about every electrical mistake a company can make. There have been frayed wires covered in duct tape, outlets falling off the wall, and the remains of broken lightbulbs left in their sockets. The biggest problem? Companies picking convenience over safety. Rather than deal with an electrical problem correctly, they take a quick shortcut. These shortcuts are not just dangerous, they violate OSHA policy.

Cutting corners with electrical safety can result in OSHA citations, equipment malfunction, and worker injury or death. Do not risk electrical hazards for the sake of convenience. A safety seminar with TC Risk Management will reduce electrical accidents on the job. Our training courses may help you contest an electrical safety citation from OSHA to reduce fines, prevent future violations, and keep employees safe.

Contact Wisconsin's top electrical safety training experts today to discuss in detail how to improve your work place and reduce electrical hazards.