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Electrical Safety

Electrical safety policies, procedures, and training are needed to prevent burns, shocks, electrocution, and other hazards. Regular businesses and homes have enough electricity to cause severe injury or death, and all electrical systems have the potential to cause harm. Employers must make employees aware of any potential risk with electrical hazards present in any work environment in order to prevent injury. These resources will help guide you in formulating the right policies and procedures.


Disclaimer:
The information contained in this publication was obtained from sources believed to be reliable. LGRMS make no representations or guarantee as to the correctness or sufficiency of any information contained herein, nor a guarantee of results based upon the use of this information and disclaims all warranties expressed or implied regarding merchantability, fitness for use and fitness for a particular purpose. LGRMS does not warrant that reliance upon this document will prevent accident and losses or satisfy federal, state and local codes, ordinances and regulations. You assume the entire risk as to the use of this information.
Guidelines
Electrical Safety: Student Manual
January 27, 2016   |  CDC and NIOSH
The manual is designed to engage the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work.
Sample Policies
Electrical Safety Sample Policy
January 27, 2016   |  City of Garden City, Georgia
This sample policy helps ensure that employees and contractors understand the importance of working with electricity safely.
Electrical Safety Plan
October 19, 2018   |  LGRMS
Electrical Safety Plan
Sample Forms
Electrical Safety Check
March 7, 2016   |  Minneapolis Inspections Division
Sample Energized Work Permit and Workplace Safety Observation Forms
March 7, 2016   |  Workplace Safety Solutions
Pages 11-12 offer these sample electrical safety forms.
Energized Electrical Work Permit
October 19, 2018   |  LGRMS
Training
Electrical Safety Training Requirements
January 27, 2016
This document includes some sample electrical safety training requirements.
Audit Checklist
Plant-Wide Electrical Inspection Survey
January 27, 2016
This detailed checklist covers a wide variety of electrical safety risks.
Articles
Fire Fighters Exposed to Electrical Hazards During Wildland Fire Operations
January 27, 2016   |  CDC / NIOSH
This article includes recommendations that help minimize the risk of electrocution, electrical shock, and electricity-related burns while firefighters fight wildland fires.
Best Practices
Electrical Safety: Subpart S 1910.301-399
January 27, 2016
This detailed presentation offers some electrical safety best practices toward the end.
Electrical Functional Area Qualification Guide
January 27, 2016
This guide is intended to be used as a tool to help establish expectations for personnel performing tasks that affect electrical safety and assure that they will be qualified to a minimum standard consistent with their responsibilities and authorities.
Videos
Electrocution/Work Safely with Ladders Near Power Lines
January 27, 2016   |  U.S. Department of Labor
This OSHA prevention video describes how to prevent deaths and injuries from employees' contact with overhead power lines while using ladders.
Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines
January 27, 2016   |  U.S. Department of Labor
This OSHA prevention video describes how to prevent deaths and injuries from employees' contact with overhead power lines while using cranes.
Repair Welder Electrocuted
January 27, 2016   |  U.S. Department of Labor
This short video is a fictional case study about an electrocuted repair welder and what went wrong.
Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Workers
January 27, 2016   |  Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)

Stay safe by learning about the potential electrical hazards on your work site. This video gives an overview of the risks you should look for, the consequences of electrical hazards, and the protective equipment you may use to reduce the risk.