Electrocution Hazards in Construction Part II
The second in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, MARCOM's interactive course on Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments Part II Employer Requirements discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments, as well as employers' responsibilities in these areas. Construction sites can contain a number of potential electrical hazards. OSHA defines four types of hazards that are associated with electricity, and three types of injuries that result from them. Direct contact with electricity, through a power source, cord or transmission line is the most common type of electrical hazard, and can occur in a number of ways. Employers are required to train workers regarding electrocution hazards and the measures that they should take to control the hazards. Employers must also put procedures into place so that workers can get answers to any questions that they have about working safely around electrocution hazards. Topics covered in these products include electrical hazards and electrocution, power lines and isolation, tools and equipment, Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Programs, lock-out/tag-out, employee training and more. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood and retained. MARCOM's online courses come with a comprehensive and easy-to-use learning management system (LMS). With this system you can establish your own training environment by setting registration requirements and defining log-ins, create curricula for various positions and departments, set up tests and more. The system also tracks all employee activity and performance, including, which courses employees have taken, when the courses were taken, test scores, and other important data. This information can be accessed online as well as printed in hardcopy form.