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Electrical safety; safety and health for electrical trades : student manual
  • Published Date:
    Rev. ed., March 2009
  • Status:
    current
Filetype[PDF - 1.47 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Education and Information Division. ;
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2009-113
  • Description:
    "The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that 230,000 young workers under the age of 18 suffer work-related injuries in the United States each year. Young and new workers have a high risk for work-related injury compared with more experienced workers. Occupational safety and health training remains a fundamental element of hazard control in the workplace, and there is great potential to reduce these incidents through pre-employment training. Effective pre-employment training should include realistic environments and hands-on exercises. However, NIOSH recommends that actual employment in the electrical trades or any of the other construction trades be delayed until individuals reach the minimum age of 18. This student manual is part of a safety and health curriculum for secondary and post-secondary electrical trades courses. The manual is designed to engage the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work. It was developed through extensive research with vocational instructors, and we are grateful for their valuable contributions." - p. iii

    "This manual will present many topics. There are four main types of electrical injuries: electrocution (death due to electrical shock), electrical shock, burns, and falls. The dangers of electricity, electrical shock, and the resulting injuries will be discussed. The various electrical hazards will be described. You will learn about the safety model, an important tool for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards. Important definitions and notes are shown in the margins. Practices that will help keep you safe and free of injury are emphasized. To give you an idea of the hazards caused by electricity, case studies about real-life deaths will be described." - NIOSHTIC-2

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