Electrocution in the workplace is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. This course will educate qualified electrical professionals on the potential hazards of working on or around electricity, and the necessary precautions they will need to take to work safely. This course will focus on how an electric arc flash occurs, PPE protection requirements, hazards of electricity, NFPA 70E® compliance strategies and habits of safe electrical workers.
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Workplace Safety was founded in 2002 by W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA. Jon is a Certified Safety Professional with nearly three decades occupational safety experience and is nationally recognized in the area of occupational safety. His industrial experience includes Mobil Oil and Hercules, where he not only gained the technical knowledge of occupational safety and loss control but also how to effectively implement practical, pragmatic safety solutions to everyday safety concerns. Upon obtaining his Master of Business Administration (MBA) Jon relocated to North Carolina and became a safety consultant. He has assisted clients in the chemical, nuclear, furniture, semiconductor, automotive, steel, and pharmaceutical industries with their occupational safety needs. His recent focus has been NFPA 70E® —Electrical Safe Work practices, OSHA compliance training, lockout/tagout risk assessments, robotics safety, as well as combustible dust program reviews. In addition to safety consulting, Jon is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is on the faculty of The University of North Carolina Education & Research Center (ERC). He teaches various safety topics including the 10- and 30-hour OSHA compliance courses. He is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. Most recent achievement is being a two time finisher in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.