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Hazardous energy is defined: "any electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, nuclear, thermal, gravitational, or other energy that can harm personnel. Some energy sources are obvious, such as electricity, heat in a furnace, or something that might fall. Others may be hidden hazards such as air pressure in a system or a tightly wound spring.

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Hazardous energy is defined: "any electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, nuclear, thermal, gravitational, or other energy that can harm personnel. Some energy sources are obvious, such as electricity, heat in a furnace, or something that might fall. Others may be hidden hazards such as air pressure in a system or a tightly wound spring.

Electrical energy is the most common form of energy used in workplaces. It can be available live through power lines or it can also be stored, for example, in batteries or capacitors. Electricity can harm people in one of three ways:
  1. By electrical shock.
  2. By secondary injury.
  3. By exposure to an electrical arc.
All electrical systems have the potential to cause harm. Electricity can be either "static" or "dynamic." Dynamic electricity is the uniform motion of electrons through a conductor (this is known as electric current). Conductors are materials that allow the movement of electricity through it. Most metals are conductors. The human body is also a conductor. This document is about dynamic electricity. Why is it so important to Work Safely with or Near Electricity? The voltage of the electricity and the available electrical current in regular businesses and homes has enough power to cause death by electrocution. Even changing a light bulb without unplugging the lamp can be hazardous because coming in contact with the "hot", "energized" or "live" part of the socket could kill a person. People are injured when they become part of the electrical circuit. Humans are more conductive than the earth (the ground we stand on) which means if there is no other easy path, electricity will try to flow through our bodies. There are four main types of injuries: electrocution (fatal), electric shock, burns, and falls. These injuries can happen in various ways:
  • Direct contact with exposed energized conductors or circuit parts. When electrical current travels through our bodies, it can interfere with the normal electrical signals between the brain and our muscles (e.g., the heart may stop beating properly, breathing may stop, or muscles may spasm).
  • When the electricity arcs (jumps, or "arcs") from an exposed energized conductor or circuit part (e.g., overhead power lines) through a gas (such as air) to a person who is grounded (that would provide an alternative route to the ground for the electrical current).
  • Thermal burns including burns from heat generated by an electric arc, and flame burns from materials that catch on fire from heating or ignition by electrical currents or an electric arc flash. Contact burns from being shocked can burn internal tissues while leaving only very small injuries on the outside of the skin.
  • Thermal burns from the heat radiated from an electric arc flash. Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light emitted from the arc flash can also cause damage to the eyes.
  • An arc blast can include a potential pressure wave released from an arc flash. This wave can cause physical injuries, collapse your lungs, or create noise that can damage hearing.
  • Muscle contractions, or a startle reaction, can cause a person to fall from a ladder, scaffold or aerial bucket. The fall can cause serious injuries.

Course Curriculum

    • Control of Hazardous Energy 00:25:00
    • Hazardous Energy 00:25:00
    • Difference between Lockout and Tagout 00:50:00
    • Examples of Lockouts 00:10:00
    • Isolate all Energy Sources 00:10:00
    • Multiple or Group Lockout 00:20:00
    • How to De-energize Equipment 00:30:00
    • Real World 00:10:00
    • Clinker Sample Bldg. MCC 00:10:00
    • High Voltage Switchgear 00:15:00
    • Lock & Lockout Protocol 00:10:00
    • Plant Lockout Policy 00:10:00
    • Lockout/Tagout Standards 00:30:00
    • Minor Servicing Tasks 00:10:00
    • Outside Contractors 00:25:00
    • Fatal Five 00:10:00
    • Electrical Energy Hazards 00:30:00
    • Plugging in Electrical 00:20:00
    • Specific Electrical Hazards 00:30:00
    • Electrical Safety Checklist 4 weeks
    • Control of Hazardous Energy Test 00:45:00

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