For Electrical Safety Specialists (ESS), their mission for Electrical Safety Training is to save lives and reduce injuries by creating a positive safety culture in the workplace for employers and employees alike.
Electrical accidents can cause burns, shocks and electrocution, and without the proper electrical safety can lead to fatal accidents in a worst-case scenario.
Approximately 230 electrical related fatalities occur each year. In one study, the National Institute for Occupation Safety & Health found that, 61% of electrocutions occur in two occupation divisions: 46% among craftsmen and 15% among laborers. These two groups also had the highest rates of electrocution death: 1.4 per 100,000 workers each.
When taking classes with ESS, workers will gain knowledge and understanding of today’s Electrical Safety Training, regulations and standards with experienced instructors and hands on demonstrations. ESS strongly believes that safety is a mindset; people will not follow regulations if they don’t understand the benefits and how to apply them in real world situations.
These requirements reflect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) belief that Electrical Safety Training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries.
ESS’s Electrical Safety Training Goals are:
· To provide skills necessary to demonstrate proficiency in electrical safety
· To provide skills to determine electrical hazards
· Provide training that is acceptable in OSHA’s eyes as effective. Classes are conducted in accordance with American National Standards Institute/International Association for Continuing Education and Training standards and students will receive Continuing Education Credits from ESS.
The adequacy of employee electrical safety training may also become an issue in contested cases where the affirmative defense of unpreventable employee misconduct is raised. Under case law well-established in the commission and the courts, an employer may successfully defend against an otherwise valid citation by demonstrating that all feasible steps were taken to avoid the occurrence of the hazard. Training in the proper performance of a job is time and money well spent. The employer should regard it as an investment rather than an expense.
To learn more about Electrical Safety Training with ESS, visit https://www.arcflashpro.com/contact-us/.