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Electrical Contact Release Training Info

Did you know that over 30,000 electrical shock incidents occur every year? 


Just imagine… What if one of your own employees is included as one of this year’s statistics? 

After all -- 30,000 isn’t exactly a small number. In fact, odds are you already know someone personally who has experienced an electrical shock at some point in their life. 

Without immediate assistance, an electrical shock incident can quickly become fatal. 

That’s why the NFPA 70E requires that all workers who may be exposed to electric shock receive annual “contact release training.” 

Those who are working nearby and may be responsible for responding to a shock event must also receive annual training. 

Learning this critical (and potentially life-saving) skill is important for protecting electrical workers and anybody else exposed to workplace electrical hazards. 

You can reduce the chances of your employees becoming one of this year’s statistics by providing in-depth Electrical Contact Release training. 

Here at AP Safety Training, a new production,  Electrical Contact Release Training, educates workers on the following topics: 

  • How the human body acts as a conductor with electrical currents
  • The effect electrical currents have on the human body
  • The best way to recognize and assess a shock event
  • How to safely rescue a person who is experiencing an electric shock and is unable to release themselves from contact with an energized conductor or circuit part
  • How to perform first aid for someone who’s been a victim of a shock event

Your employees need to know how to safely rescue an electrical shock victim without making direct contact with the person or electrical parts. 

Touching an electrocuted person may cause the second person to be shocked -- and become yet another casualty. 

Avoid the hazards of electrical shock and provide employees with Electrical Contact Release training. 

Not only is it required by NFPA, but it’s the right thing to do. 

April 2021

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