Electrocution Hazards Part I: Worksite Safety

Electrocution Hazards Part I: Worksite Safety

Updated Jun 23, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Understand how hundreds of deaths and injuries in the construction industry are caused by electricity every year.
  • Understand that most electrical injuries can be prevented.
  • Be able to describe the federal standards that have been established to protect you from electrical hazards and electrocution.
  • Know what you can do to work more safely with electricity and avoid electrocution.
Course Description

Course Description

The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's interactive course on Electrocution Hazards Part I: Worksite Safety discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments.

There are a number of causes of shock, electrical burns and electrocution.  If the power to electrical equipment is not grounded, the grounding path has been broken, or there are live parts or bare wires, a fault current can travel through your body.  

Even when a piece of equipment or a tool is properly grounded, it can instantly change from safe to hazardous because of extreme conditions or rough treatment. So employees need to know what hazards to watch out for and how they can protect themselves.

Topics covered in this course include electrical hazards and electrocution, major types of electrocution hazards, power lines and GFCI's, power tools and extension courses, lock-out/tag-out and more.

The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. 

Course Duration

45 minutes