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Overview

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

Rob Zachariason, Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Rob Zachariason is an Instructor at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and an Instructor for the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Rob is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and the National Education Association. He carries a Master Electrician's license in North Dakota and Minnesota. Rob worked as an electrician for 10 years before becoming a full time instructor.
  • Written in a manner that is easy to understand by people new to the electrical industry.
  • Looks at construction safety through the eyes of an electrical worker.
  • Discusses electrical shock and arcing incidents in detail.
  • Covers general construction safety topics in addition to electrical safety topics.
  • Uses color photographs to promote quick comprehension and easier application of the subject matter.
  • Stresses the importance of OSHA and NFPA 70E as well as safety programs.
1.Safety Overview.
Construction Awareness. Construction Hazards. Cuts. Jewelry. Horseplay. Alcohol and Drugs
2.Safety Organizations, Standards and Certifications
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). First Aid-CPR-AED
3.Electrical Shock.
Electricity and the Human Body. Witnessing a Shock. How to work safely around electricity. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
4.Arcing Incident.
Arcing Incident. Arc Flash. Arc Blast. Causes of an Arcing incident. Arcing Incident Protection
5.Working on energized equipment.
When is it permitted to work on energized equipment? Approach boundaries. Working on energized equipment. Awareness. Personal Protective Equipment. Arcing Flash/Blast Personal Protective Equipment.. Safety signs, barricades, and attendants.
6.Lock Out Tag Out.
LOTO and the Safety Plan. Lock out tag out. Restoring Equipment. Lock Out Tag Out Devices.
7.Personal Protective Equipment.
Eye and Face Protection. Head protection. Hearing Protection. Work boots. Work gloves. Respiratory Protection. Fall Protection.
8.Tool and Equipment Safety.
Hand Tools. Power Tools. Ladders. Scaffold. Aerial Lift. Machinery Safety
9.Hazardous Working Environments.
Hot Environments. Sun. Cold working environments. Confined spaces.