Electricity is a powerful force that can cause serious injury and death. When it comes to electrical job tasks, it only takes an instant to turn a momentary mistake into a fatality. This is why qualified electrical workers must understand the hazards presented by exposed energized parts and know how to protect themselves through the use of safe electrical work practices.
That's the purpose of this program--to explain the safety precautions these employees must always take to avoid needless tragedies while performing any type of electrical work. Topics include the definition of a qualified worker, approach boundaries, the shock hazard of electricity, voltage-rated gloves and PPE, the arc flash boundary, PPE Levels of arc flash protection, creating and verifying an electrically safe work condition and exceptions when energized work is allowed.