NC State University’s goal is to minimize staff  and student exposure to electrical hazards including shock/electrocution, arc flash, and fire.

Employees who use electrical equipment, primarily plug-and-cord equipment, should familiarize themselves with the hazards of electricity and use electrical equipment properly.

The  Electrical Safety Fact Sheet is a brief description of hazards for electrical equipment users, including laboratory or office staff, general construction/trades workers, & others who use electrical powered tools or equipment. Start here unless you’re looking for something specific as described below.

Electrical Safety Fundamentals Training – EHPS-OS400 is a 20-minute online training provides a general awareness of electrical safety including how electricity works, primary electrical hazards, controls and safety practices, and what to do during electrical emergencies. It is intended for anyone who uses electrical equipment.

Electrical workers (eg: electricians or trades workers) who 

  • deenergize electrical equipment, 
  • repair or troubleshoot electrical equipment, or 
  • work directly on electrical equipment (eg: make connections, repair equipment, install wires or breakers, etc…)

must receive appropriate training and be provided with tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), to work safely.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAMS:

Electrical Shutdown FAQs 

TRAINING:

Electrical Safety Training for electrical equipment users:

Electrical Safety Fundamentals Training – EHPS-OS400 is a 20-minute online training provides a general awareness of electrical safety including how electricity works, primary electrical hazards, controls and safety practices, and what to do during electrical emergencies. It is intended for anyone who uses electrical equipment.

Additional Required Electrical Safety Training for Electrical Workers (those who deenergize, repair, or troubleshoot electrical equipment):