This session will help remind you how important it is to work safely near electrical equipment and to prevent injuries. At the end of the training, you will understand the hazards of electricity, how to identify and avoid common electrical hazard exposures, and safe work practices you should follow.
Why “Electrical Safety for Unqualified Construction Workers—Spanish” Matters:
Electrical hazards can lead to electrical injuries that are very serious—sometimes even fatal.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific and extensive regulations to keep construction workers safe from electrical injuries.
It’s important to use good judgment and common sense at all times—in addition to safe work practices.
- Exposure to electricity is dangerous—it can cause electrocution, shock, electric and thermal burns, arc flash and arc blast burns, and secondary injuries such as falls.
- Watch carefully for possible electrical hazards—for instance, never use damaged tools, cords, or electrical equipment.
- Always follow safe work practices, including proper emergency response procedures.
- Always follow our electrical safety program, which is designed to protect you and other workers from electrical hazards.
- Seek assistance from a qualified person whenever you have any doubt about electrical safety or think there might be an electrical hazard. Too many things can go wrong with electricity for you to take risks.