Electrical Safety I Preview

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This is the first of two modules in which we will discuss hazards associated with the use of electricity.  We will focus on general concepts needed to understand electrical circuits and the systems we have in place to protect property, equipment, and people from electrical hazards. All electrical equipment and wiring must follow national, state and local codes and regulations, which exist to insure that safety systems are in place, and working.  We will discuss applicable regulations and provide guidelines for safe practices.


  • 32:19 video that highlights electrical safety
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable on-set reference guide


  • How an electrical circuit works
  • The difference between watts, volts and amps
  • The power equation
  • About over current protection
  • How to make load calculations
  • About grounding
  • About ground fault circuit interrupters
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