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Laboratory Safety: Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

7 Lessons
12-18 Minutes
6 Quiz Questions

Course Overview


Electricity powers modern laboratories, and special precautions must be used when working with electrical equipment. Electrical equipment in labs must safely coexist with people as well as flammable or explosive fluids and vapors. Ensuring lab workers understand the properties of electricity and how to work with it safely is the goal of this Video On Demand. An initial discussion of how electricity works, explains volts, current and amperage, control devices such as on/off switches, fuses and circuit breakers, the principles of grounding and the usefulness of ground fault circuit interrupters. Subsequently, safe work practices to prevent fires, shocks and burns are emphasized. Tips on checking wiring insulation, equipment inspection, and prohibiting the use of extension cords helps prevent accidents. Since only six-one hundredths of an amp can be fatal if it strikes a person’s heart, there is little margin for error when dealing with this ever-present power source. The time lab workers spend viewing this video could prevent a fatal accident, or a serious injury or property damage incident.

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    Key Audience


    All laboratory workers

    Course Topics


    Introduction
    How Electricity Works
    Grounding
    Safe Work Practices
    Electrical Equipment & Flammables
    Dealing with Electrical Emergencies
    Review

    Workplaces


    Laboratory

    Course Detail


    Course ID
    marclele_vod

    Time

    12-18 Min
    Questions
    6

    Languages

    en

    video format

    SD-Wide

    captions

    No

    Resources

    Yes

    Lessons

    7

    Remediation

    Yes

    Bookmarking

    Yes

    Feedback

    Yes

    Microlearning

    no