Electrical hazards can result in serious injuries or death for personnel that work on or around electrical equipment. In Fact, electrocutions rank fourth in causes of industrial fatalities. In order to ensure a safe workplace, personnel must understand electrical safety regulations, electrical hazards, and the use of safe work procedures and protective equipment.
This course focuses on international safety requirements, including OSHA standards, and provides information on the steps needed for the prevention of electrical injuries to individuals tasked with the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment.
This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. Participants will have the opportunity to use reported accidents as workshop material to determine what went wrong and identify the steps that could have been taken in order to prevent the incident.
This course is designed for professionals managing and supervising personnel involved in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, such as field supervisors, safety professionals, site managers, lead technicians, maintenance engineers and maintenance supervisors.
John Sams has been in the electrical equipment maintenance field for over 30 years, with at least 10 years of experience in an industrial environment involving the maintenance of electrical equipment used in an automated process. He also developed the Electrically Safe Work Practices policy and the supporting training for the logistics division of Walgreens, a Fortune 500 company, directly affecting the safety of over 3,000 individuals employed at more than 20 locations throughout the United States. John has experience in the distribution of electrical energy from the high voltage utility connection to the connection on the equipment performing the actual work. In addition, he has been involved with Electrical Safety, conducting 50 Arc Flash Hazard Assessments and training over 500 personnel in the requirements for working safely on energized electrical equipment.