Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites
Bijan Ghayour, P.E.
This 2-hour course is intended to help employers and employees responsible for electrical equipment provide protection against 120 Volt electrical hazard on construction sites- the most common being ground fault electrical shock- through the use of GFCIs or through the assured equipment grounding conductor program.
The course materials
are based entirely on the U.S. Department of Labor- Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), publication number 3007 1998 revision, Ground
Fault Protection on Construction Sites.
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of course materials.
At the conclusion of the course the student will be familiar with the:
This course is
intended for employees and employers responsible for the design and implementation
of safety programs on construction sites.
Benefit to Attendees
This course is
intended for use in the design and implementation of electrical safety procedures
on construction sites.
A frequent hazard created on construction sites is when cords, cord connectors, receptacles and cord-and plug connected equipment are improperly used and maintained.
Also, when a cord connector is wet, hazardous leakage can occur to the equipment grounding conductor and to humans who pick up that connector if they also provide a path to ground. Such leakage is not limited to the face of the connector but also develops at any wet portion of it.
This course provides
information and procedures in reducing the number of injuries and accidents
from electrical hazards. Protection against electrical hazards is provided either
through the use of GFCIs or through the assured equipment grounding conductor
This course contains information for protection against 120 Volt
electrical hazard on construction sites- the most common being ground fault
electrical shock- through the use of GFCIs or through the assured equipment
grounding conductor program. You are required to study OSHA 3007 revision 1998
of the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites.
(For an electronic
copy of OSHA 3007 go to http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3007.pdf)
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Table of Contents
Why Does OSHA Have
an Electrical Standard for Construction?
What is a GFCI?
What are Some Other Ways to Prevent Electrical Injury?
How Can Employers Protect Their Workers?
What is the Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program?
What Other Help can OSHA Provide?
Equipment Grounding Conductor program
Appendix-29CFR Part 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction Subpart K (Partial)
Related OSHA Publications
States with Approved Plans
OSHA Consultation Project Directory
OSHA Area Offices
OSHA Regional Offices
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.