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Importance of Electrical Safety Training at Workplace

Written By Navyatha Bodanapu

Importance of Electrical Safety Training at workplace

According to the Safety in the Workplace Fact Sheet:

    • Approximately 62 percent of an estimated 32,807 nonfatal electrical injuries, occurring between 1992 and 1998, were classified as electric shock and 38 percent as electric burns.

  • Over the last 10 years, more than 46,000 workers were injured from on-the-job electrical hazards.
    These figures clearly show how seriously this issue must be tackled, to prevent electrical hazards and the importance of delivering electrical safety training at workplace. Lets go into the details.

These things clearly show how seriously this issue must be tackled to prevent eleactrical hazards and the importance of delivering electrical safety training at workplace. Lets go into its details.

Electricity can be very dangerous. Electricity always takes up the shortest path to ground via a conductor. As human body is a conductor, it is very easy and likely for the human body to fall prey to electric shocks. Depending upon the voltage, even a small magnitude of electricity may prove fatal sometimes. Eq: Though 100-200 milliampers appears to be a  very small magnitude of electricity, it may even take away a human life!

It is not only the employer who is held responsible for providing safe working conditions. The employees also share an equal responsibility for making the work area a safer one. However, it’s the duty of the business owner to see that employees be trained to use the equipment correctly, to prevent impending dangers

How to train employees on electrical safety at workplace?

Electrical Safety training in most of the organizations is delivered via on-the-job and classroom instructions, which require more time and cost. Therfore, to train the employees on safety measures, ELearning can be the better option. This method of learning provides cost-effective and “anytime, anywhere” learning, to a large number of employees. Using eLearning you can create awareness of the risks in your office among the employees in an engaging way.

How can you make your electrical safety e-training engaging?

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