177 Healthcare: Electrical Safety

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Course 177 Certificate
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Module: 1
Hours: 0.5 (30 minutes)
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 177 Healthcare: Healthcare: Electrical Safety

Key Topics

  • Electrical Safety Rules
  • Recognized Hazards
  • Labeled Equipment
  • Defective Insulation Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Work Practice Controls
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI's)

Target Audience

  • Employee

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Many healthcare workers deal with electrical hazards on a consistent basis.
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Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, 134 U.S. workers died from electrocutions, which represents a decrease from 174 in 2011.

Many healthcare workers deal with electrical hazards on a consistent basis, which includes a possible electrocution or electric shock or contact with electrical hazards from:

  • faulty electrical equipment/machinery or wiring
  • damaged receptacles and connectors
  • unsafe work practices

This course takes a closer look at the OSHA Standards and provides possible solutions to help keep you safe from electrical hazards in the healthcare industry.


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Module 1: Electrical Safety

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