Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities

Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities

Updated Jul 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Understand the OSHA regulations that address the different types of electrical hazards and the potential for electrocution that can be encountered on construction sites.
  • Recognize the responsibilities that construction employers have to protect their workers from electrical hazards and electrocution.
  • Understand how common electrical injuries are on construction sites and how to protect against them.
Course Description

Course Description

The second in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's interactive course on Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities discusses 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.

Construction sites can contain a number of 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 a number of 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.

Topics covered in these products include electrical hazards and electrocution, power lines and isolation, tools and equipment, Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Programs, lock-out/tag-out, employee training and more.

Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today.  The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained.

Course Duration

45 minutes