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Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites

COURSE NO: E01-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides OSHA's electrical requirements for ground fault circuit interrupters to protect workers against electrical hazards.


With the wide use of portable tools on construction sites, the use of flexible cords often becomes necessary. Hazards are created when cords, cord connectors, receptacles, and cord- and plug-connected equipment are improperly used and maintained.  Shocks, burns or fire-related fatalities resulting from humans exposed to non-grounded equipment significantly contribute to the overall number of fatalities in the construction workplace.


OSHA recognizes that non-grounded equipment present serious hazards to all workers involved. Therefore, OSHA developed the Electrical Standard that contains the requirements for ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to protect workers against 120-volt electrical hazards on the construction site.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to employers/business owners, engineers, managers, electricians, construction workers and any other personnel working with or around energized equipment that require grounding.

Learning Objectives

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

  • What is a GFCI
  • What are some other ways to prevent electrical injury
  • How can employers protect their workers
  • What is the assured equipment grounding conductor program
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review OSHA 3007, "Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites (153 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this OSHA publication.


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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