Electrical Safety Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

This course covers OSHA electrical safety regulations (OSHA standards: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S, Electrical) that apply to general industry. Emphasis is on controlled electrical hazards in the workplace, understanding ground paths, recognizing electrical hazards, and interpreting electrical standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of OSHA safety regulations within general industry. Electrical Safety is a course designed so that safety practitioners can recognize important electrical hazards.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of AC and DC circuits.
  • Recognize common electrical hazards present in general industry.
  • Recognize and prevent electrical shocks due to ground faults.
  • Understand OSHA requirements for branch circuits in general industry.
  • Understand the proper use of ground fault circuit interrupters.
  • Recognize common OSHA electrical safety violations in the workplace.
  • Implement electrical lockout/tagout procedures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1: Introduction

  • What are electrical hazards?
  • OSHA standards: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S, Electrical
  • Electrical safety procedures
  • Recognition of electrical safety hazards

Module 2: How does electricity work?

  • AC and DC circuits
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Grounding

Module 3: Special hazards of electricity

  • Electrical Shock
  • Electrical Burns
  • Electrical Fires

Module 4: Types of Electrical Hazards

  • Working on energized (hot) circuits
  • Loose connections
  • Frayed or missing insulation
  • Missing ground prongs on plugs
  • Water and electricity don’t mix
  • Damaged power tools
  • Ungrounded equipment
  • Improper use of extension cords

Module 5: Personnel

  • Qualified Employees
  • Special Training
  • Unqualified Employees
  • Awareness Training

Module 6: Electrical Protection

  • Electrical Safety Rules
  • Lockout – Tagout
  • Properly grounded electrical circuits
  • Ground fault protection near water sources
  • Insulated power tools
  • Electrically rated Personal Protective Equipment
  • Proper housekeeping
  • Don’t overload circuits



 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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