Approximately 30,000 non-fatal electrical shock accidents occur in the United States each year. The National Safety Council estimates that about 1,000 fatalities each year are due to electrocution, more than half of them occurring while energized systems of less than 600 V are being serviced.
Electrocution is the fourth-leading cause of industrial fatalities in the United States, after traffic, homicide, and construction accidents. The current required to light a 7.5 W, 120 V lamp, if passed across the chest, is enough to cause death. The most damaging paths through the body are those through the lungs, heart, and brain.” (Quoted from the CSA Z462, Annex K)
This course is designed with the intent of educating the participant in the hazards associated with the use of electricity. Whether you are a seasoned journey person, apprentice, engineer, student or manager, this course has been designed with you in mind.
Selection of extension cords and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Safe use of extension cords
Circuit protection devices
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Continuing Education Credits
This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 7.5 hours.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.