OSHA 3075 - Controlling Electrical Hazards
Sean Guan, Ph.D.
Course Outline1. Learning Objective
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
how electricity works;
b. how electric shocks occur;
b. electric shock-related injuries; and
c. how to prevent electrical hazards
To handle electricity safely, it is necessary to understand how it acts, how it can be directed, what hazards it presents, and how these hazards can be controlled. OSHA's electrical standards help minimize these potential hazards by specifying safety aspects in the design and use of electrical equipment and systems. In addition to the basics of electricity, OSHA Publication 3075, Controlling Electrical Hazards, explains the common injuries caused by electrical hazards and the safe practices to prevent electric shock-related injuries and deaths in the workplace. The information contained in the OSHA 3075 is not only essential to electrical engineers, but also valuable to all contractors and design professionals.
has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. Workers may be exposed
to such dangers as electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions
in the presence of electricity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
347 work-related deaths in 1992 were the direct result of electrocutions at
work. What makes these statistics more tragic is that, for the most part, these
fatalities could have been easily avoided.
In this lesson, you will be directed to the OSHA's website to study OSHA 3075: Controlling Electrical Hazards (2002 edition, 71 pages, PDF file format), which provides an overview of basic electrical safety for individuals with little or limited training or familiarity with electrical hazards. The concepts and principles contained in OSHA 3075 will help further an understanding of OSHA's electrical safety standards for general industry. This technical document is in the public domain and may be downloaded or printed free of charge.
Course SummaryThe control of electrical hazards is an important part of every safety and health program. Through this online course, licensed professionals and contractors can learn to identify and eliminate or control electrical hazards.
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Once you finish studying OSHA 3075 - Controlling Electrical Hazards, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.