Electrical appliances and machinery are found in virtually every home and workplace. While they are common and convenient, they can also be quite dangerous. Thousands of people are shocked every year. An average of 60 people die each year from electric shock from small appliances, power tools, and lighting equipment. Knowing how to reduce the risk of electric shock, as well as how to respond should an injury occur, is essential for everyone.
Describe electricity basics
Define electric shock and other electrical hazards
Identify safety precautions when working with electricity
Identify variables affecting a person's injuries from an electric shock
Identify possible injuries and symptoms of electric shock
Describe emergency rescue and care for an electric shock victim
NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace