1 Hour Electrocution Prevention Site Safety Training Course

Why take the 1 Hour Electrocution Prevention course?

In order to continue to operate in the City of New York, the designated construction worker or supervisor is required to complete a minimum number of hours of approved site safety training, and to carry site safety identification cards as proof of completion of the training (As per New York City Local Law 196 of 2017 also known as ‘LL196’ or ‘Local Law’). This course provides one hour towards the satisfaction of that requirement.

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard exposing employees to dangers, such as electric shocks, burns, and electrocution. Electrocution is death caused by an electric shock that gives exposure to lethal amounts of electricity. Electrocution is the third leading cause of death in the construction industry and is included in the OSHA’s “Construction Focus Four” top causes of construction deaths. The course will cover types of electrical hazards (electrocution, electric shock, burns, arc flash and arc blast, etc.), effects of electrical shocks to human body, control measures, common error traps, and basic principal of electricity and electrical circuits.

Training Requirements

  • 100% attendance of the online class is mandatory
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% in the written assessment at the end of the course
  • Completion of Evaluation Form at the end of the course

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize terms related to electrical hazards
  • Demonstrate awareness of the characteristics of electricity and how it causes harm
  • Recognize electrical hazards (including electrocution) and error traps
  • Demonstrate awareness of administrative regulatory safety requirements associated with electricity