Electricity lights our homes, runs our computers, smartphones, toaster ovens and refrigerators, and powers the equipment and machinery that we use in our jobs. It is so much a part of everyday life that it's easy to forget that it can also be dangerous. Electricity is involved in thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities every year, and those numbers are increasing. It can also start fires and cause explosions that result in extensive and costly damage.
To work safely with and around electricity, employees need to understand how electricity "operates," what its hazards are, and what procedures and equipment they should use to avoid them, which are all covered in this program.