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Electrical Safety

COURSE NO: E06-005
Electrical Safety
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely.


Whenever working with power tools or on electrical circuits, there is a risk of electrical hazards, especially electrical shock. Anyone can be exposed to these hazards at home or at work. Workers are exposed to more hazards because job sites can be cluttered with tools and materials, fast-paced, and open to the weather. Risk is also higher at work because many jobs involve electric power tools.


Electrical trades workers must pay special attention to electrical hazards because they work on electrical circuits. Coming in contact with an electrical voltage can cause current to flow through the body, resulting in electrical shock and burns. Serious injury or even death may occur. As a source of energy, electricity is used without much thought about the hazards it can cause. Because electricity is a familiar part of our lives, it often is not treated with enough caution. As a result, an average of one worker is electrocuted on the job every day of every year! 


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers, electricians, plant operators, construction personnel and others seeking an understanding of the basics of electrical system safety.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the dangers of electricity
  • Understanding the dangers of electric shocks
  • Familiarizing with the burns caused by electricity
  • Learning how to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards
  • Knowing how to work safely
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Electrical Safety: Safety and Health for Electrical Trades” publication by the Department of Health and Human Services of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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