Construction sites can contain several potential electrical hazards. OSHA defines
four types of hazards that are associated with electricity, and three types of injuries
that result from them. Direct contact with electricity, through a power source, cord
or transmission line is the most common type of electrical hazard and can occur in
several ways. Employers are required to train workers regarding electrocution
hazards and the measures that they should take to control the hazards. Employers
must also put procedures into place so that workers can get answers to any
questions that they have about working safely around electrocution hazards.
The second in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, REALTIMEAIS’s
training products on “Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments, Part II…
Employer Requirements” discuss the major types of electrocution hazards, and how
employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in
construction environments, as well as employers’ responsibilities in these areas
Topics covered in these products include:
Electrical hazards and electrocution.
Power lines and isolation.
Tools and equipment.
Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Programs.
This Micro-Learning curriculum includes the following modules:
“Electrical Hazards and Electrocution”
“Power Lines, Isolation and AEGCPs”
“Tools and Equipment, Lock-Out/Tag-Out and Employee Training”