Electrical Shock

Learn the effects electrical current has on the human body. Proper methods of removing a victim from an energized circuit are discussed.

Prerequisites

Review of the lesson, Working Safely with Electricity, is recommended.

Description

This is the third lesson in the iKNOW™ Electrical Safety Library. This lesson describes the effects electrical current has on the human body. Proper methods of removing a victim from an energized circuit are discussed. Who is “qualified” to perform a particular task and alerting techniques are introduced.

Objectives

Describe how accidental electric shock can occur. Describe the affects various amounts of current have on the human body.  Identify the factors that influence body resistance to electric shock.  Describe how various current paths through the body affect the severity of an electric shock.  Describe how the amount of time spent in contact with an electrical circuit will affect the severity of an electric shock.  Identify alerting techniques warning of electrical hazards.  Describe the need to lock and tag a de-energized circuit before working on the circuit.  Describe who is “Qualified” according to OSHA.  Identify proper methods of removing a victim from an energized circuit.


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