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Because electricity is so important to our everyday lives, it is surprising that many of us know very little about it or the hazards it presents. Many workers don't understand the dangers of electricity and don't follow safe work practices when working with or around electricity or electrical equipment. You don't have to be a qualified electrical worker or electrician to have a need to understand electrical safety. In fact, all workers should know and practice basic electrical safety.
This program provides viewers with a general understanding of how electricity works while showing them the actions they can take to prevent becoming part of an energized electrical circuit. Topics include why electricity is dangerous, resistance and Ohm's law, two electrical safety concepts, grounding, avoiding electrical contact, safe work practices, use of double-insulated tools and GFCIs and response to a shock event.