The main objective of this session is to help employees and supervisors recognize electrical hazards on the job, take the proper precautions to protect themselves from electrical shocks and burns, and to protect the facility from electrical fires. Participants will learn how to identify electrical hazards, prevent shocks, prevent electrical fires, respond to problems with electrical equipment, understand why lockout/tagout is necessary and how it is performed, and respond effectively in an emergency involving electricity.
Why “Electrical Safety for Healthcare Workers: Unqualified” Matters:
- Electricity is a potentially hazardous source of energy in healthcare settings.
- Over half of workplace deaths resulting from electrocution are caused by defective electrical equipment and failure to follow safety procedures.
- Be aware of electrical hazards on the job.
- Take precautions when working with electrical equipment to prevent injuries and fires.
- Report electrical problems immediately, and leave repairs to qualified personnel.
- Finally, make sure you know how to respond effectively in an emergency.