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Electrical Safety

Why Worry About Electricity?  Why worry?

Deaths --Electrocutions rank FOURTH (9%) in causes of industrial FATALITIES (behind traffic, violence and construction). The National Safety Council estimates 600 people die every year of electrical causes. Most of these accidents involve low voltage (600 volts or less).

Effects on your body

A small night-light with a 6-watt bulb draws .05 ampere, and even that small amount of current can be fatal. Here are some effects of current (in milli amps) passing through a 150 pound body (note that perception is only .5 to 1.5 milli amps):

Amounts are listed in milli-amps

Electricity is an integral part of today's modern world, and sometimes it is easy to forget just how dangerous it can be. Given the correct circumstances, it can kill. But it can also shock you painfully, damage sensitive equipment, and ignite combustible materials.

This training module will cover some basic safety rules you should follow in regards to electrical safety.  This training is basically for those who are unqualified to be electricians, but whose work may be performed close to electrical systems.

Why Worry About Electricity?
Common Causes of Accidents
How You Can Protect Yourself
Electrical Emergencies
Codes and Regulations
Quiz

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