Construction: Electrocution

  • 5 topics | 33m
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  • Transcripts
Electricity is a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. Injuries can be minimized by taking the necessary precautions to work safely with electricity. In this course, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration governs electrical work on construction sites. This course focuses on the basics of electricity and its effect on the body. It highlights the most common electrical hazards in construction and ways to prevent those hazards. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify regulations governing electrical work in construction
  • identify the most cited electrical standards in construction
  • identify main types of electrical injuries and their effects on the human body
  • identify electrical hazards associated with electrical equipment and ways to control them
  • identify electrical hazards associated with overhead power lines and ways to prevent them
  • identify electrical hazards associated with underground electric lines and how to prevent them
  • identify what workers should be trained to do as it pertains to safe work practices


  • Electrical Standards
  • Electricity's Effect on the Body
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Equipment
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Power Lines
  • Safe Work Practices